Building a Healthy Community

Promoting Physical Activity and Nutrition

Walk Southeast

Walk (run or hike) Southeast this summer without leaving Ketchikan! Track your miles between May 1 and September 1 and see what communities you can reach. The further the community, the more chances you have to win great prizes in the local drawing, including a 1-night stay at The Inn at Knudson Cove, cool swag from Ketchikan Wellness Coalition, 10-punch fitness pass to the Rec Center, Plating Up the Tongass Cookbooks, Out to Sea Expedition gear, and more! Walk at least 150 miles and be entered to win TWO round trip tickets from Alaska Airlines!

*It’s absolutely free to participate.

Ketchikan Community Gardens are a network of cooperative & demonstrative gardens that build connection, increase food resiliency and knowledge, and are used in a collaborative way for food education and awareness.

Ketchikan Community Gardens

Join a Taskforce

Interested in getting involved? Want to find out more about Building a Healthy Community or the Wellness Coalition? Contact us to learn more! 



What we do

Ketchikan Community Gardens

Growing gardeners day by day – this network of community gardens aims to build knowledge and food security.

Plating up the Tongass

This popular community cookbook features more than 50 recipes with fresh and delicious culinary takes on the bountiful natural foods harvested here!

Walk Southeast

Which Southeast community can you reach without leaving Ketchikan? Join our next Walk Southeast Challenge this summer! 

Disc Golf

In 2017 the task force built a Disc Golf Course at Point Higgins Elementary. This 18 hole course is free and open to the public!