Lake Michigan is tested for bacteria levels every day at Washington Park Beach, Stop 1 at California Avenue and Stop 7 at Beachwalk. Results are available the following day by 11 am on our beach hotline (219) 873-1406 x: 2.
Acceptable levels of bacteria are 235 or below. An advisory will be issued for levels of bacteria between 236 and 999. The beach will be closed to swimming with counts of 1,000 or above.
The bacteria level reported for Thursday, July 29th, 2021 for Washington Park Beach was 285.1 for Stop 1 at California Avenue was 435.2 for Stop 7 at Beachwalk was 980.4
For additional information please call the Park Office Monday through Friday between 8 am and 4:30 pm at (219) 873-1506.