Idylwood Beach Closed Today Through the Weekend

Redmond City News


Idylwood Beach Closed Through the Weekend

Idylwood Beach will be closed today through the weekend due to high levels of bacteria concentrations.

Crews from the King County Water and Land Resources Division tested the waterand found that the levels of bacteria on the beach exceeded the thresholds for opening. The typical cause of high bacteria levels in swimming water is generally related to waterfowl in the area. King County crews will sample the beach again on Monday, July 8. Per King County protocol, the beach will remain closed until bacteria levels return to a safe range.

Updates about the Idylwood Beach closure will be posted to the Idylwood Park webpage.


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Additional Resources and Questions

What if I swam at Idylwood Beach recently?

An increased risk of recreational water illness (RWI) can come with contact or ingesting contaminated water. Gastrointestinal issues are the most commonly reported symptoms of ingesting contaminated water. Onset of symptoms could take up to two weeks to appear after contact. Call your medical provider if you notice changes in your health.

What are the recorded bacteria levels at Idylwood Beach?

What is the King County beach closure protocol?

How does bacteria get into lakes?

King County swimming beach FAQ’s

Map of all swimming beach bacteria levels