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Walk Tacoma 2021

Free 1 – 2 mile walks led by local experts. Due to COVID-19, the Walk Tacoma 2021 series is available virtually on the free GeoTourist app. If guidelines change in the coming months, we hope to be able to feature in-person walking tours.

Thanks to our series partner, Greentrike, we’re pleased to offer free virtual, family-friendly activities to engage young participants in the 2021 Walk Tacoma Series:

Tacoma Waterfront Walk – launching April 7
Using the free GeoTourist app
Start on the Foss Waterway Esplanade behind the Henry Waterfront Apartments (1933 Dock St.) – 1.5 mile tour
Guide: Patty Peterson, Director of the Tacoma Waterfront Association
Sponsor: Tacoma Waterfront Association
Partner: American Heart Association

Downtown Mural Walk – launching May 5
Start on Hood St. behind 7 Seas Brewery & Taproom (S 21st St. & Jefferson Ave) – 1.1 mile tour
Guide: Local artists TBA
Partner: Spaceworks Tacoma

Hilltop Coffee Tour – launching June 9
Start at Campfire Coffee (1554 Market Street) – 1.5 mile tour
Guide: Local coffee shop owners TBA
Partner: Hilltop Action Coalition

Pride Walk – launching July 7
Start at S. 4th and Tacoma Ave – 1.5 mile tour
Guide: Troy Christensen, Executive Director of Rainbow Center
Sponsor: Community Health Care
Partner: Rainbow Center

TBD – The History Behind the Names Walk (Virtual)
Partner:  American Heart Association

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Revisit the Walk Tacoma 2020 series!

Tacoma’s Musical History Walk (Virtual)
Using the free GeoTourist app

Start at 9th & Pacific Ave. (1.3 mile tour)
Guide:  Kim Davenport
Sponsor:  Fehr & Peers

Puyallup Tribe Walk (Virtual) 
Using the free GeoTourist app
Start at Tollefson Plaza (S. 17th & Pacific Ave.) – 2 mile tour
Guide: Charlotte Basche, Historical Education Coordinator for the Puyallup Tribe
Sponsors:  KPG and Puyallup Watershed Initiative Active Transportation COI

Stronger and Better Together Walk – with Tacoma Urban League (Virtual) Using the free GeoTourist app
Start at People’s Park (S. 9th St & Martin Luther King Jr. Way) – 1.7 mile tour
Guide: Lexis Withers, Assistant to the Tacoma Urban League President & CEO
Sponsors:  Community Health Care and Puyallup Watershed Initiative Active Transportation COI

 

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.

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