City Celebrates 5th Annual Pasadena Walktober

Blue footprints on yellow background. Text reads: Pasadena Walktober 2022, A Celebration of Walking in Pasadena, WalktoberPasadena.orgPASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena’s Department of Transportation, in partnership with Day One and Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition (PasCSC), invite the community to get out and WALK in October! Join us for guided walks, walking tours, and more community events throughout the month.

Walktober is a global event that encourages walking. Communities from Portland, Oregon, to Adelaide, Australia, organize a wide array of events that celebrate and bring awareness to the benefits of walking, be it for exercise, mental health, socializing, a cleaner environment, or just learning more about the community in which we live.

This year, the Department of Transportation, Day One and PasCSC partnered with local organizations and community members to host over 20 walking events in October. Whether you’re looking to meet new friends, explore local artworks, learn more about the history of Pasadena, or enjoy nature up close, there’s a walk for you. Highlights include:

  • Discover Birding with the Pasadena Audubon Society
    Saturday, Oct. 1 | 8 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Pasadena Heritage Tour of Old Pasadena South
    Saturday, Oct. 8 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Public Art in Pasadena
    Sunday, Oct.9 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Wednesday, Oct. 19 | 5-7 p.m.
  • Discover the Arroyo Link, a proposed pedestrian and bicycle path between the City Center and the Arroyo
    Sunday, Oct. 16 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Howl-o-ween Dog Walk to Playhouse Village Park
    Saturday, Oct. 22 | 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Lower Arroyo Nature Walk
    Sunday, Oct. 23 | 4 – 6: 30 p.m.
  • Guided Tour of Caltech’s Historic Campus
    Saturday, Oct. 29 | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

City Council District Walks include:

  • The Pasadena Hollywood Backlot Tour with District 3 staff
    Sunday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Walk to the Gamble House with District 1 Councilmember Tyron Hampton
    Saturday, Oct. 15 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Route 66 - Explore East Colorado Boulevard with District 4 Councilmember Gene Masuda
    Saturday, Oct. 15 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Neighborhood Walk with Vice Mayor Andy Wilson
    Saturday, Oct. 22 | 8 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Garden Tour of Washington Park with District 5 Councilmember Jessica Rivas
    Sunday, Oct. 23 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Taste of East Washington Village with District 2 Councilmember Felicia Williams
    Saturday, Oct. 29 | noon – 3:30 p.m.

For full Walktober details and the calendar of events, visit WalktoberPasadena.org. Community members are also encouraged to follow @CityOfPasadena, @Day1do, @PasadenaCSC on Instagram, and share photos using the hashtag #WalktoberPasadena.

This is the first year that the City’s Department of Transportation is sponsoring Walktober. The department recognizes the hard work that PasCSC, its volunteers and partners have done to establish this annual event in Pasadena.

About the Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation is committed to achieving the safe, efficient and convenient movement of people and goods within Pasadena, while concurrently ensuring a balance between land use and transportation to maintain a livable community in which cars are not necessary to travel within the city. Learn more at: www.cityofpasadena.net/transportation

About Day One
Day One has 30 years of experience in working alongside residents, young people, elected officials and other stakeholders to strengthen and build healthy, vibrant communities by advancing public health, advocating for public policies, meaningfully engaging youth, and igniting community-level and behavioral change. Learn more at: www.godayone.org

About Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition
The Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition is an all-volunteer community advocacy group that shares a simple vision: A city where people can walk, bike, skate and scoot with cleaner air and safer, stress-free streets for everybody. Learn more at: www.PasadenaCSC.org