Juanita Beach Park


Juanita Beach Park features a playground, bathhouse with restrooms, sand volleyball courts, ballfields, tennis courts, walking path, picnic shelters and a seasonal swimming area. This park includes areas on both sides of Juanita Drive and includes 1,000 feet of Lake Washington shoreline. 

Juanita Beach Park has a rich history as a popular summer destination since the early 1900s. There are many interpretive signs telling the history of the area throughout the park. The park bathhouse was rebuilt and a new accessible playground installed in 2020.

During the summer months, the park is the location of the Juanita Friday Market, a weekly farmers market.

There are two parking lots available at this park with space for up to 200 vehicles.  

Athletic Fields and Courts

Juanita Beach Park has volleyball and tennis courts available for drop-in use only. The volleyball courts are on the beach side of Juanita Drive and the tennis courts are across the street.

Juanita Beach Park has two youth baseball/softball fields available for drop in use or rental. 


View rates and policies, or learn how to reserve a field

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

Historical photo of Juanita Beach Bathhouse Juanita Beach Park has been a popular summer destination since the early 1900s. The property was originally settled by Dorr and Eliza Forbes in 1876. Their original house burned in 1905, but their second home still stands on the park property next to the ballfield.

In 1916, the construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal caused Lake Washington to drop 8.8 feet revealing a sandy shore at Juanita Beach. The park became a popular resort with a two-story bathhouse in the 1920s under the guidance of Dora and Eliza's son Leslie and his wife Alicia. In 1956, they sold the park to King County. It remained a county park until 2002, when ownership was transferred to the City of Kirkland and a voter-approved maintenance levy dedicated new funds for improved park stewardship.

Read more about the history of Juanita Beach Park.(PDF, 73KB)



Picnic Shelter Rental

Picnic Shelter at Juanita Beach Park

Juanita Beach Park has two new picnic shelters available for rent. When the picnic shelter(s) is not being rented, it is available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis.

There are additional picnic tables throughout the park that are not part of the picnic shelter. They are available for first-come, first-serve use.

Learn more about renting the picnic areas

Public Art

Juanita Beach features two public art pieces.

Glassinator by Andrew Carson donated by Karen Lightfeldt

Glassinator by Andrew Carson. Donated by Karen Lightfeldt in 2021.
materials: steel and glass


Symbiosis artwork at Juanita Beach Park

Symbiosis by Joshua Wiener
materials: Silverdale Limestone

Waterfront Access and Lifeguarded Swimming Beach

Juanita Beach provides an area completely enclosed by a "U" shaped dock with a sandy beach and shallow swimming area. You can launch your personal watercraft (kayak, paddleboard, etc.) from the park.

The swimming beach has lifeguards on duty during the summer, typically from July through Labor Day in September.

Learn more about lifeguarded beaches in Kirkland

Photos of Juanita Beach Park


9703 NE Juanita Dr, Kirkland 98034  View Map

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