Juanita Beach has Reopened for Water Activities

Published on August 10, 2022

Juanita Beach Reopened

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

After a two-week closure due to elevated bacteria levels, Public Health – Seattle & King County has recommended that the City reopen Juanita Beach Park for swimming, wading and other water activities. 

Water quality staff from the King County Water and Land Resources Division tested the water on Monday, August 8, and notified the City on Tuesday, August 9 that the waters were again safe for recreational use. King County crews will return weekly to the beach throughout the summer to take samples to ensure that the water is safe. City lifeguards will be back on duty on Thursday, August 11 due to cooler weather and staffing shortages. 

For additional details, visit King County’s Lake Swimming Beach Data webpage. For more information about Juanita Beach please watch our 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.