Walk Tacoma series continues June 4 with historic first neighborhood tour

The fifth annual Walk Tacoma series continues in June with a walking tour highlighting Tacoma’s immigrant history and historic first neighborhood.

The 1.6-mile walk, sponsored by Commencement Bank, will begin at noon on Weds., June 4, at the Woolworth Building near the corner of South 11th Street and Broadway in downtown Tacoma. The walk will be led by Deputy Mayor Victoria Woodards. There is no need to pre-register for the event.

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.