Fall 'Walk Tacoma' lunchtime tours begin Sept. 30

Beginning Fri., Sept. 30 at noon, Downtown On the Go will host its fall walking series. Back by popular demand, the walk events encourage downtown employees and residents to walk at work, get out and see Tacoma. The series of five walks, which follow each of the Downtown On the Go walking maps, will take place Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. No RSVP is necessary.

Here is the line-up for this year’s Walk Tacoma events:

Fri., Sept. 30 — Wright Park to Stadium District Walk. Meet near the Wright Park white lions on 6th Ave for a walk with Metro Park’s Melissa McGinnis, Historic & Cultural Resources Manager, along the Wright Park to Stadium District route.

Fri., Oct. 7 — Brewery District to South Downtown Walk. Walk with local architect and Tacoma City Councilmember David Boe to hear about the rich architectural history of this area. This walk starts in front of the Swiss Building.

Fri., Oct. 14 — South Waterfront to Tacoma Dome Station Walk. Enjoy this walk with local expert Mary Henley, Project Manager for the Thea Foss and Wheeler-Osgood Waterways Remediation Project. Meet in front of Union Station.

Fri., Oct. 21 — North Waterfront to Theatre District Walk. Experience the past, present and future of Tacoma along this walk in the heart of downtown. You’ll hear about Tacoma’s vibrant arts and culture scene as we wander through the theatre district. Meet at the corner of Broadway & 9th in front of Tully’s.

Fri., Oct. 28 — Downtown to Hilltop Walk. Walk through Tacoma’s oldest neighborhood. Meet in front of the historic Woolworth Building on 11th and Broadway.

Downtown On the Go created the Walk Tacoma Maps in 2010 to encourage downtown employees, residents and visitors to get out, get active and become more aware of walkable distances. The maps are available at no cost at Downtown On the Go (950 Pacific Ave, Suite 300), at many downtown businesses, or by contacting Kristina Walker, Downtown On the Go Manager, at (253) 682-1739 or kristinaw@tacomachamber.org . For more information, visit http://www.downtownonthego.org .