Updated on March 23, 2020
In response to COVID-19, we have postponed our April 1 Walk Tacoma Kick-Off. The History Behind the Names Walk will be rescheduled for the first Wednesday in September (Sept. 2) from noon – 1 p.m. in Wright Park.
April 1 is National Walking Day, and even though we can’t walk as a group, we can still get out on our own and enjoy the many benefits we receive from walking. Tune in to our social media channels to get connected to walking resources and the latest event updates.
We will continue to make changes as needed for upcoming events. Thank you for your patience; we hope that you are all staying healthy and calm!
Please visit tpchd.org/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information for the community.
Lace up your walking shoes and celebrate National Walking Day with Downtown On the Go and the American Heart Association at the Walk Tacoma Kickoff on Wednesday, April 1 from 12 – 1 p.m. The free event, held in Wright Park, will be a 1-mile walk highlighting the history behind the names of our parks, streets and waterway. Hear from historians and family members highlighting Charles Wright, Earnest Brazill, Thea Foss and William Rust.
The History Behind the Names Walk, led by Melissa McGinnis, Connie Terry, Megan Sukys, and Karen Pickett, will start and end at the lion sculptures at the south end of Wright Park. Registration and check-in will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Save time by registering online here for the entire series. The first 140 people to register and check in at the event will receive a swag bag.
The Walk Tacoma series, sponsored by MultiCare is a five-event walking series held on the first Wednesday of the month, from April through August. The fun, themed walks, now in their eleventh year, encourage people to enjoy downtown on foot by introducing new walking routes and sharing information about the community and its history through the guided tours. All Walk Tacoma events are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers and are 1 – 2 miles in length. All walks include activities for children provided by the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, and American Sign Language interpretation.