Juanita Bay Park

Juanita Bay Boardwalk

Juanita Bay Park abounds with flora and fauna and features views of Forbes Creek Wetland, Juanita Beach and Juanita Bay. Juanita Bay Park is a Green Kirkland Partnership restoration area.

The restroom building is typically open March through October. A portable toilet is available from approximately November to March. There is a small parking lot at this park.

Join Eastside Audubon for nature and bird interpretive walks on the first Sunday of every month.

Park Donations

Donating funds to a park is a wonderful way to show appreciation for Kirkland, to honor someone special, or to commemorate a milestone. Park benches and tables are the most popular items to donate, however other donations are possible as well, like those for trees or landscape, for general park maintenance, towards public art or other site amenities (i.e. water fountains), and even towards the tools and equipment needed to keep Kirkland’s parks beautiful.

Learn more about park donations

Park History

From 1932 to 1975 Juanita Bay Park was the nine-hole Juanita Golf Course. Legendary American pro Joanne Gunderson Carner learned to golf on the Juanita links. Carner, a Kirkland native, won two U.S. Women's Open and five U.S. Women's Amateur titles, earned 43 wins on the LPGA Tour and three LPGA Player of the Year Awards. Her accomplishments are memorialized in the Kirkland Plaza of Champions in Marina Park.

Plants and Wildlife

Use the following guides to learn more about the plants and animals found in the park:

Please note the waters surrounding Juanita Bay Park are a protected wildlife habitat area. You may not enter the Juanita Bay wildlife habitat area, whether by boat (motorized or non-motorized), raft, floatation device, or swimming per KMC 14.16.050. The boundaries of the wildlife habitat area are marked by warning signs posted on buoys. See a map of the designated wildlife area(PDF, 416KB).

Photos and Video of Juanita Bay Park


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