Houghton Beach Reopened for Water Activities

Published on September 13, 2023

Houghton Beach Reopens

Media Contact:
Sue Romero
Communications Program Coordinator
(425) 587-3017

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Houghton Beach Park has been reopened for swimming, wading and other water activities as of September 13, 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 September to take samples to ensure that the water is safe. For additional details, visit King County’s Lake Swimming Beach Data webpage.

Lifeguard season has ended, and lifeguards will not be on duty at any of Kirkland’s swimming beaches.


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