FORT WALTON BEACH The Florida Department of Public Health has issued advisories for Garniers Park of Fort Walton Beach and Rocky Bayou State Park of Niceville. These parks present potential health risks following water quality tests.


FORT WALTON BEACH The Florida Department of Public Health has issued advisories for Garniers Park of Fort Walton Beach and Rocky Bayou State Park of Niceville. These parks present potential health risks following water quality tests.



Complete results are as follows:



Site Location, Result and Rating



Liza Jackson Park, Fort Walton Beach, Pass, Good



Garniers Park, Fort Walton Beach, Fail, Poor



Marler Park, Okaloosa Island, Pass, Good



Wayside Park, Okaloosa Island, Pass, Good



Poquito Park, Shalimar, Pass, Good



Gulf Islands National Seashore, Okaloosa Island, Pass, Good



East Pass, Okaloosa Island, Pass, Good



Lincoln Park, Valparaiso, Pass, Good



Henderson Beach, Destin, Pass, Good



Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, Niceville, Fail, Poor



James Lee Park, Destin, Pass, Good



Emerald Promenade, Okaloosa Island, Pass, Good



Clement E. Taylor Park, Destin, Pass, Good



The department conducts weekly saltwater beach water quality monitoring at 13 sites. Water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria, which indicates fecal pollution.



Water quality classifications are based on United States Environmental Protection Agency standards.