Ways of looking at Tacoma

By Morf Morford
Tacoma Daily Index

Whether you are new to Tacoma or have been here a long time, it is always helpful to have a visual sense of what is going on around us.

Here are some different ways of looking at what is right in front of us.

Crime maps of Tacoma: If you  want to learn more about crime in and around Tacoma, the City has put together a database on crime. You can find your neighborhood and get a sense of the reported crime by year.

For 2016, look here, for 2017, look here.

For a continuosly updated 2018 crime map, look here.

To see 2017 Tacoma crime by category, look here.

Photo by Morf Morford
Photo by Morf Morford

Farmers markets, community gardens and dog parks of Tacoma

Most farmers markets operate from the spring to the fall, some are open most of the year.

If you want to see specific locations and schedules of Tacoma’s Farmers Markets, look here.

If you live in the city, but still want to have a garden, you can see a map of Tacoma’s community gardens here.

For a map of Tacoma dog parks, look here.

Art organizations and libraries

For a map of Tacoma’s arts organizations, look here.

And for a map showing the location of all of the libraries in Tacoma, look here.