Walk Tacoma series to begin in Wright Park, Stadium District

The fifth annual Walk Tacoma series will get under way next month with a walking tour of Wright Park and the Stadium District.

Sponsored by the Stadium Business District, the walk will begin at the south side of Wright Park by the lion sculptures at noon on Weds., April 2. Participants will walk 1.5 miles through Wright Park and the Stadium District with former Tacoma Mayor Bill Baarsma, historic preservation consultant Caroline T. Swope, and Metro Parks Tacoma Historic and Cultural Asset Manager Melissa McGinnis. In celebration of National Walking Day, walkers will be able to visit booths from 11:30 a.m. until noon to learn more about healthy lifestyles, healthy commutes, and other walking events. All Walk Tacoma events are free and there is no pre-registration necessary.

Walk Tacoma 2014 is an eight-event walking series held on first and third Wednesdays, from April through August. The fun, themed walks 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.

Walking maps of the routes are available at no cost at Downtown On the Go, 950 Pacific Ave, Suite 300, at many downtown businesses, or by contacting Meagan Kula, Downtown On the Go Coordinator, at (253) 682-1734 or dotg@tacomachamber.org.