FORT WALTON BEACH — Four Okaloosa County parks have potentially hazardous bathing water, the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County stated July 24.

Liza Jackson Park, Fort Walton Beach; Wayside Park and Emerald Promenade, both of Okaloosa Island, and Henderson Beach and James Lee Park, both of Destin, failed tests based on EPA-recommended enterococci standards.

Enteric bacteria's presence indicates fecal pollution from storm water runoff, pets and wildlife or human sewage.