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


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



Yesterday, Liza Jackson Park and Garniers Park, Fort Walton Beach; Poquito Park, Shalimar; Lincoln Park, Valparaiso; Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, Niceville; and Clement E. Taylor Park, Destin, failed tests based on EPA-recommended enterococci standards.



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



Call689-7859 or 833-9247 for more information.