FORT WALTON BEACH — Six Okaloosa County parks have potentially hazardous bathing water, the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County stated Oct. 2.

Emerald Promenade, Okaloosa Island; Marler Park, Okaloosa Island; Henderson Beach, Destin; Clement E. Taylor Park, Destin; James Lee Park, Destin; and Lincoln Park, Valparaiso, failed tests based on EPA-recommended enterococci standards.

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