FORT WALTON BEACH — Three Okaloosa County parks have potentially hazardous bathing water, the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County stated June 26.

Liza Jackson Park, Fort Walton Beach; Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, Niceville; and Poquito Bayou, Shalimar, failed tests based on EPA-recommended enterococci standards. Enteric bacteria's presence indicates fecal pollution from stormwater runoff, pets and wildlife or human sewage.