Juanita Beach Reopens and Waverly Beach Closes to Water Activity

Published on June 11, 2024

Sign at Juanita Beach stating to stay out of the water due to elevated bacteria.

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

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Juanita Beach Park has been reopened as of today, June 11, for swimming, wading and other water activities, by recommendation of Public Health – Seattle & King County. The beach had been closed to swimming for one week due to elevated bacteria levels.

Beginning June 11, 2024, Public Health – Seattle & King County is recommending that people and pets stay out of the water at Waverly Beach Park for at least one week due to elevated bacteria levels.  Signs will be positioned to indicate that people and pets should stay out of the water. The rest of Waverly Beach Park remains open. 

Water quality staff from the King County Water and Land Resources Division tested the water recently and found that the levels of bacteria at the beach exceeded safe thresholds for bacteria based on the samples collected. King County crews will return to the beach next week to collect further samples.

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

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

Why is The Swimming Area Closed? Swim Beaches throughout King County are tested weekly by the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks. If beach water tests high for bacteria, the swimming area will be closed, and there will be no lifeguards on duty. For testing information or to see which beaches are open/closed please visit the King County Lake Swimming Beach Bacteria page

Do you want to be notified of swim beach closures and reopening? Join the King County Lake Beach Alert mailing list.