Friends of the Foss


Friends of the Foss is a group within the Tacoma Waterfront Association that is dedicated to bringing people together on the waterfront; friends, family, or simply passers by. Friends of the Foss brings entertainment, food and fun to enjoy time listening to music, laughing at clowns, drawing with sidewalk chalk, petting a reptile, or simply basking in the sun and the knowledge that all are welcome here, on the waterfront, in this special place. 

The Tacoma Waterfront Association, through its Friends of the Foss committee, is a Tacoma Creates grant recipient receiving impact funding to preserve arts, culture, heritage, and science.  This afforded us the opportunity to install five new heritage interpretive panels along the downtown waterfront esplanade showcasing the waterfront history.  


The first new panel is located on waterfront side of The Henry apartments with the final new panel installed at the Murry Morgan Bridge.  Well worth a stroll and a look for your reading pleasure. 


We are currently planning an April virtual waterfront community walk in partnership with Downtown on the Go in addition to other activities including exploring options for adding art, additional interpretive panels, and hopefully a return of an outdoor summer concert next summer. 


The future of the downtown waterfront is bright – take some time to come out and enjoy it!