Tacoma, Wash. – Enjoy a free, guided walk along Tacoma’s Waterfront on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from noon – 1 p.m.
The Walk Tacoma Waterfront Walk, sponsored by Commencement Bank, is a 1.7-mile lunchtime walk, led by Joseph Govednik, Curator of Collections with the Foss Waterway Seaport and Carola Filmer, Community Relations Manager with the Port of Tacoma. The walk will highlight the history and current development of Tacoma’s waterfront and port, and starts at Fireman’s Park at S. 9th & A Street. Participants will experience great views from Fireman’s Park and the Murray Morgan Bridge, walk along the waterfront, and have a sneak peek of the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum before it opens on May 17. There is no need to pre-register for the event, simply join Downtown On the Go at the meeting spot.
Walk Tacoma 2015, sponsored by CHI Franciscan Health, is a nine event walking series held on first and third Wednesdays, from April through August. The fun, themed walks, now in their sixth 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. 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.
“Walk Tacoma enriches the downtown experience in this great city by sharing history and community with neighbors. As a leader of the Waterfront Walk, it is exciting to share the importance of Tacoma’s waterfront to our economy, history, identity, and community. Walk Tacoma is the perfect outing during the lunch break or after work, and a way to make new friends,” said Joseph Govednik, Curator, Foss Waterway Seaport.
Walking maps of the routes are available at no cost at Downtown On the Go (950 Pacific Ave, Suite 300), at many downtown businesses, on www.tourpup.com/walktacoma/tours, or by contacting Meagan Kula, Downtown On the Go Coordinator, at 253-682-1734.