Three years in a row, Mayor Strickland has proclaimed the third Wednesday in June as Walk Tacoma Day.



Connecting Our Community Through Walking (Aug 7)
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Walk Tacoma 2017

Free 1 – 2 mile walks led by local leaders, historians, architects, and artists. Each walk is themed and covers a different area of downtown.

Video: 2016 Scavenger Hunt
Pictures from Walk Tacoma 2017

Series Sponsors:

Walk Sponsors:  BCRA, BIA, Commencement Bank, KPG, Metro Parks Tacoma, Pierce Transit, Rhein Haus Tacoma, Sounds Fun MomSpaceworks Tacoma, Tacoma-Pierce Co. Health Dept., Veteran & Business Service,

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma will be offering a children’s activity at each walk to encourage families to participate.

Architectural History Walk (Walk Kick-off)
Date:            April 5
Time:           12 – 1 p.m.
Start:            Lion Sculptures at Wright Park on 6th Ave.
Walk with:    Melissa McGinnis, Metro Parks Tacoma, Katie Pratt, Artifacts                           Consulting, & Susan Johnson, Artifacts Consulting  Social:          Following the walk at the Rhein Haus

Brewery Walk
Date:            May 3
Time:           5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Start:           Top of the UWT stairs at S. 19th & Jefferson
Walk with: Andrew Reeves &  Jesse Dunagan
Social:         Following the walk at 7 Seas Brewing

Historic Hotels & Mercantile Walk
Date:            June 7
Time:           12 – 1 p.m.
Start:            Frost Park at S. 9th & Commerce
Walk with:    Deb Freedman, Tacoma Historical Society

Waterfront Walk (Walk Tacoma Day)
Date:            June 21
Time:           5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Start:           Tacoma Dome Station at 505 E. 25th St.
Walk with:    Wesley Wenhardt, Foss Waterway Seaport
Social:          Following the walk at the Foss Waterway Seaport

Performing Art Walk
Date:            July 12
Time:            12 – 1 p.m.
Start:            Tollefson Plaza at S. 17th & Pacific Ave.
Walk with:     Katie Lappier & Tony Gomez, Broadway Center

Scavenger Hunt
Date:            Aug. 2
Time:           Check-in between 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. / Return by 7 p.m.
Start:           Tollefson Plaza at S. 17th & Pacific Ave.
Walk and take public transit through downtown to find answers to clues.  Work as a team or individually.  Bring a digital camera.  Awards following the event.

Park(ing) Day Walk
Date:            September 15
Time:           12 – 1 p.m.
Start:            Fireman’s Park at S. 9th & A St.
Walk with:  David Boe, BOEarchitects                                    

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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