FORT WALTON BEACH — Four Okaloosa County parks have potentially hazardous bathing water, the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County stated Aug. 7.

Liza Jackson Park, Fort Walton Beach, Garniers Park, Fort Walton Beach, Henderson Beach, Destin, and Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, Niceville, failed tests based on EPA-recommended enterococci standards.

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