FORT WALTON BEACH Eight parks may have potentially hazardous bathing water, The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County stated this week.


FORT WALTON BEACH Eight parks may have potentially hazardous bathing water, The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County stated this week.



Advisories have been issued for Liza Jackson Park and Garniers Park of Fort Walton Beach; Marler Park, East Pass and Wayside Park of Okaloosa Island; Henderson Beach, James Lee Park and Clement E. Taylor Park of Destin; and Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park of Niceville, based on EPA standards.



Enterococci level indicates fecal pollution, which may come from stormwater runoff, pets, wildlife and human sewage.



Current water quality ratings are as follows.



Site, Name, City, Enterococci level, Water Quality



Liza Jackson Park, Fort Walton Beach, Fail, Poor



Garniers Park, Fort Walton Beach, Fail, Poor



Marler Park, Okaloosa Island, Fail, Poor



Wayside Park, Okaloosa Island, Fail, Poor



Poquito Park, Shalimar, Pass, Moderate



Gulf Islands National Seashore, Okaloosa Island, Pass, Moderate



East Pass, Okaloosa Island, Fail, Poor



Lincoln Park, Valparaiso, Pass, Moderate



Henderson Beach, Destin, Fail, Poor



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



James Lee Park, Destin, Fail, Poor



Emerald Promenade, Okaloosa Island, Pass, Moderate



Clement E. Taylor Park, Destin, Fail, Poor