Walk Tacoma series continues May 21 with historic Brewery District tour

The fifth annual Walk Tacoma series continues next week with a walking tour of Tacoma's historic Brewery District.

The fifth annual Walk Tacoma series continues next week with a walking tour of Tacoma’s historic Brewery District.

The 1.5-mile walk, sponsored by KPG Inc., will begin at 5:15 p.m. on Weds., May 21, at the base of the University of Washington Tacoma stairs at South 19th Street and Pacific Avenue, and end at the Harmon Brewery and Eatery for light appetizers and a beer tasting. The walk will be led by UW Tacoma Art and Architecture Professor Julie Nicoletta. Walkers will learn more about the historic Brewery District and Warehouse District, including locations of old breweries, the Swiss Building, the Streets and Grounds Maintenance Division’s Barn, and the development of the Prairie Line Trail along the old Prairie Rail Line. 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.

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