Juanita Beach Closed Due to Elevated Bacteria Levels

Published on June 30, 2021

Beach closed sign with Juanita Beach in the background

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Joy Johnston
Interim Communications Program Manager


KIRKLAND, Wash. – Juanita Beach is closed for at least one week due to elevated bacteria levels.

Water quality staff from the King County Water and Land Resources Division tested the water on Tuesday, June 29, and found that the levels of bacteria on the eastern shore of the beach exceeded the thresholds for bacteria based on the average of the last three tests. 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. City lifeguards will be onsite during the closure to communicate with beachgoers and provide information.

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 about Juanita Beach please watch the below video, which explains the science behind what causes these perennial closures and provides all of us with suggestions on what we can do to help avoid closures like this in the future.