Houghton Beach Reopened for Water Activities - August 30, 2023

Published on August 30, 2023

Houghton Beach Reopens

Media Contact:
David Wolbrecht
Communications Program Manager
(425) 587-3021

No Lifeguards on Duty

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Houghton Beach Park has been reopened for swimming, wading and other water activities as of August 30, by recommendation of Public Health – Seattle & King County. The beach had been closed to swimming for one week due to elevated bacteria levels.  

Water quality staff from the King County Water and Land Resources Division tested the water this week and notified the City that the waters were again safe for recreational use. King County crews will return weekly to the beach throughout the summer to take samples to ensure that the water is safe. For additional details, visit King County’s Lake Swimming Beach Data webpage. 

Lifeguards will not be on duty at Houghton Beach Park through the remainder of the season, which ends September 4.  Loaner lifejackets are available for swimmers, and beach ambassadors may be on site as staffing permits at Houghton Beach Park to provide customer service, lifejacket fittings, and first aid.   

Waverly Beach Park and Juanita Beach Park continue be open to water activities and will get priority lifeguard scheduling as staffing permits from 12 to 6 p.m., seven days a week.


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