Learn about Tacoma’s historic Brewery and Warehouse Districts, and see how the University of Washington Tacoma has helped revitalized much of this area on the Walk Tacoma UWT/Brewery Walk on Wednesday, May 21 from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. The 1.5 mile walk, sponsored by KPG Inc., will start at the base of the UWT stairs at S.19th & Pacific Avenue and end at the Harmon Brewery and Eatery for light appetizers and a beer tasting. The walk, led by UWT Art and Architectural History Professor Julie Nicoletta, will highlight the historic Brewery and Warehouse Districts, including locations of old breweries, the Swiss Building, the Streets and Grounds Maintenance Division’s Barn, and the development of the Prairie Line Trail along the old Prairie Rail Line. There is no need to pre-register for the event, simply join Downtown On the Go at the meeting spot.
Discover downtown Tacoma through these fun, educational walks, organized by Downtown On the Go and guided by local leaders and historians. “It’s great to see the fantastic information shared through Walk Tacoma getting to our community,” said Marcus Carney, Walk Tacoma participant and Director of Visitor Experience with the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau. “We support the Walk Tacoma program because the more people we can get to love downtown, the more people will stay in downtown. Tacoma has a colorful history and bright future and Walk Tacoma helps highlight that.”
Walk Tacoma 2014, sponsored by Franciscan Health System, is an eight-event walking series held on first and third Wednesdays, from April through August. The fun, themed walks, now in their fifth year, encourage downtown employees and residents to exercise and enjoy the outdoors by discovering the different walking routes and parks in downtown Tacoma. The walks are scheduled at the lunch hour and just after work to encourage downtown employees to walk during their workday, whether it is to and from work or at a lunch break.
Click here for the full 2014 Walk Tacoma schedule.