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Kirkland News Room

Waverly Beach open, Waterfront parks posted with algae alerts

Call 24-Hour Kirkland beach update line 425-587-3860 for status

Contact: Marie Jensen
City Manager’s Office

mjensen@kirklandwa.gov
425-587-3021

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The cyanobateria levels in Kirkland’s Waverly Beach Park have been deemed by Public Health – Seattle & King County to be at safe levels and the beach is open.  All Kirkland waterfront parks will remain posted with algae alert signs as a means to caution park visitors.  The alerts warn that water containing algae may be harmful to humans and pets if ingested.  Toxic algae blooms can be different colors and appear as foam, scum, or streaks on the surface of water.  Persons wanting to know the status of Kirkland waterfront parks can call 425-587-3860 (24-hour). To report an algae bloom in Lake Washington at any of Kirkland’s waterfront parks, please email jfilan@kirklandwa.gov or call 425-587-3341. To learn about the ongoing freshwater algae monitoring program, including toxicity data, go to www.nwtoxicalgae.org. Updates about Kirkland parks will also be posted to the City’s website, www.kirklandwa.gov/newsroom and Twitter page (@kirklandgov).