Ever wonder what’s up with that square of manicured lawn at Wright Park with the fancy wrought iron fence around it? I’ll give you a clue; it requires a fair amount of hand-eye coordination, a desire for good old-fashioned outside fun, and a set of big, heavy balls.
Have you ever wondered how long it would take nature to reclaim a neighborhood if everyone just got up and left? It’s hard to say how long an average house would last, but if you wiped the neighborhood off the map and left the ground bare, 67 years is, evidently, more than enough time to blend the land back into the surrounding wilderness.
There’s no denying that Stadium Bowl is the Granddaddy of all Tacoma stair runs. Among those intrepid souls who willingly put themselves through the ordeal of running the stairs at Stadium Bowl, there are none more hardcore than the racers of Unleashed at Stadium Bowl. Here’s the raw data according to the event organizers:
If you happened to notice a hundred ragtag weirdos paddling furiously down the Tacoma waterfront during rush hour on a random Monday in early June, you probably inadvertently experienced Seventy48.
Have you ever noticed the mysterious sculpture near the northern trailhead of the Puget Creek Natural Area? If not, don’t feel bad. It’s pretty easy to miss. If you have seen it though, you may not know the whole story attached to it.
Washington State has no shortage of octopus myths. The well known Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus haunts our canopies from coast to mountain top, but it’s Tacoma that is home to the real King of the North.
Few Tacoma residents know that one of the most popular places to walk, run, bike and drive is also the location of world-class whale watching opportunities. Lurking in the waters around Tacoma, occasionally being spotted by those who know where to look, are a handful of whale species and other unique aquatic mammal life swimming in the salty sound.
Head down to the Point Defiance area and you'll find construction happening all over the place. Between multiple projects going on at the zoo and aquarium, and a major overhaul of the Point Defiance/Ruston connection (more below) there's plenty to see.
If you were asked to name five Pacific Northwest animals, what would you come up with? For a lot of us, salmon, bald eagles, and orcas might be at the top of the list. Of course there are many more animals in the evergreen forests all around us, some endemic, some widespread.
Ever have one of those moments when you want to just give it all up and take to the sea? Jim and Stephanie Sutherlin of Life at Six Knots know how you feel. In 2016 they sold their house in California, bought a boat, and started a new life on the Puget Sound.
While most of us think first of The Humane Society when it comes to a lost pet, what's someone in Tacoma to do when they find a more unusual critter in need of help?