Walk Tacoma series continues May 7 with historic architecture tour

The fifth annual Walk Tacoma series continues next week with a walking tour of Tacoma’s unique architecture.

The 1.5-mile walk, sponsored by AHBL, will begin at noon on Weds., May 7, at Wells Fargo Plaza near South 12th Street and Pacific Avenue. The walk will be led by architect and Tacoma City Councilmember David Boe. Walkers will learn more about downtown Tacoma’s historic buildings and landmarks, such as the Old Post Office Building, Murray Morgan Bridge, Old City Hall, and the Northern Pacific Building. 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.