Recently, City volunteers counted 96 instances of un-scooped poop in four weeks on the north side of Juanita Beach park near the ballfields. Meanwhile, Park staff counted a 136 cases at Peter Kirk Park in downtown Kirkland over a three week period.
Dog poop contains harmful bacteria and germs that can spread disease to other dogs and wildlife. When it rains, dog poop washes away to the nearest storm drain, stream, creek, or lake. The bacteria in dog poop can harm water quality and can make places to swim and play unsafe.
Juanita Beach Park and Peter Kirk Park are two of Kirkland’s most heavily used park areas. Un-scooped pet waste can also spoil park experiences for children and families seeking to enjoy Kirkland’s playgrounds, ballfields, and open spaces.
Un-Scooped Poop Observed at Peter Kirk Park From 1/22/21 to 2/6/2021:
Un-Scooped Poop Observed at Juanita Beach Park From 1/20/21 to 2/5/2021: