Juanita Beach has Reopened for Water Activities

Published on July 07, 2021

Kayak rentals at Juanita Beach

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Joy Johnston
Interim Communications Program Manager


KIRKLAND, Wash. – After a one-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 Tuesday, July 6, and found the waters along the eastern shore of the beach 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 on-shift from 12 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 8.   

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.