There were more than 1,200 walk participants in the 2015 Walk Tacoma series, averaging 143 people per walk.



Walk Tacoma 2018

Free 1 – 2 mile walks led by local experts. Pre-register online or join us at the start to sign in! Each walk features a children’s activity provided by the Children’s Museum of Tacoma.

Upcoming Walks for 2019 TBD!

Past Walks:

Sept 21- Park(ing) Day Walk
12 – 1 p.m.
Tollefson Plaza (S. 17th & Pacific Ave)
Guide: Seong Shin

April 4 – Walk Kick Off
12 – 1 p.m.
Lion Sculptures at Wright Park
Guides: Melissa McGinnis, Debbie Terwilleger, & Paula Battle

May 2 – Tacoma’s Japantown
5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Top of UWT stairs (S. 19th & Jefferson)
Guides: Tamiko Nimura & Michael Sullivan
Social: Children’s Museum of Tacoma with Mad Hat Tea Co.

In celebration of Walk Tacoma Month, every Wednesday in June featured a mini Walk Tacoma Event.

June 6 – Tacoma 100 Years Ago
12 – 1 p.m.
Frost Park (S. 9th & Commerce)
Guides: Debbie Freedman & Kim Davenport

June 13 – Walk with a Doc
12 – 12:30 p.m.
Lion Sculptures at Wright Park
Guide: Dr. Veronica Hooper, Family Practice

June 20 – Stair Climb Challenge
12 – 12:30 p.m.
Murray Morgan Bridge Stairs (S. 11th)

June 27 – Hilltop Walk
12 – 12:30 p.m.
Tacoma Urban League (2250 S. Yakima)
Guide: T’wina Franklin

July 11- Tacoma’s Sports History
5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
History Museum Plaza (S. 19th & Pacific Ave)
Guides:  Marc Blau & Local Sport Celebrities
Social:  Shanaman Sports Museum at the Tacoma Dome

**The walk will be handicap accessible and include sign language interpretation.

Aug 1 – Scavenger Hunt
Check-in: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Return by 7 p.m.
Tollefson Plaza (S. 17th & Pacific Ave)

Walk Sponsors: Metro Parks Tacoma, Spaceworks Tacoma, Pierce Transit, Commencement Bank, KPG, BCRA, BIA, and City of Tacoma Historic Preservation

Series Sponsors: Puyallup Watershed Initiative Active Transportation COI and MultiCare Health System


Walking Wednesdays

What are Walking Wednesdays?
Walking Wednesdays promote walking for transportation, health, and community well-being. They can be whatever you want them to be!

Who can participate?
Businesses, organizations, schools, clubs, individuals

What do I do?
The possibilities are endless! Here are a few ideas. Whatever you do, feel free to download and use the Walking Wednesday logo and connect via social media (#walkingwednesday).

  • Promote and attend a Downtown On the Go Walk Tacoma event (1st Wednesday of the month April – Sept)
  • Host a walk at work at lunchtime
  • Hold a walking meeting on Wednesday
  • Identify a meeting point for a group walk to (or from) work
  • Provide an incentive for walking to work
  • Add a walking article to your employee newsletter or bulletin board

Why Wednesdays?
We thought it had a nice ring! And we know we’re not the first to use it but we’re hoping you’ll help us spread the word and expand the effort.

Additional Walking Resources

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