Juanita Beach Closed for at Least a Week From Elevated Bacteria Levels

Published on July 26, 2022

Beach closed sign with Juanita Beach in the background

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Sue Romero
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(425) 587-3017

Update 8/2. Juanita Beach remains closed this week, as bacteria levels are still above threshold. We continue to monitor and will let the community know when Juanita Beach opens.

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 Monday, July 25, and found that the levels of bacteria at 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.