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

Marler Park, Okaloosa Island; Emerald Promenade, Okaloosa Island; and Clement E. Taylor Park, 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.