Juanita Beach Closed Due to Elevated Bacteria Levels

Published on September 16, 2021

Beach closed sign with Juanita Beach in the background

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UPDATE Wednesday, October 21, 2021: 

Swimming season is over. The Juanita Beach swimming beach has lifeguards on duty during the summer, typically from July through Labor Day in September.  Learn more about Kirkland’s guarded swimming beaches. See you next year!

UPDATED Wednesday, October 11, 2021

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Juanita Beach remains closed due to elevated bacteria levels.

Water quality staff from the King County Water and Land Resources Division tested the water on Tuesday, October 5, and found that the levels of bacteria on the eastern shore of the beach exceeded the thresholds for bacteria. King County crews will return to the beach next week to collect further samples. The beach at Juanita Beach Park will reopen when bacteria levels return to a safe range.

People and pets should not swim, drink lake water, or engage in other water activities at Juanita Beach.

Signs have been positioned to indicate that the beach is closed.

For additional details, visit King County’s Lake Swimming Beach Data webpage. 

Updates about Juanita Beach Park will be posted on the City webpage.

For more information on swimming beach closures in King County, please watch our video: