Fecal Matters: Golden Gardens and Discovery Park are now open to water recreation, King County

Public Health Seattle & King County has lifted the closure at Golden Gardens and Discovery Park in King County. The closure was due to a sewage bypass event at the West Point Treatment Plant on April 29. Water samples have shown that there is no longer a public health risk.

Contact with fecal-contaminated waters can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses. Children and the elderly may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses.

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Laura Hermanson, our BEACH Program Manager, is available at 360-480-4868 or laura.hermanson@ecy.wa.gov for questions.