Jean Klock Park

Benton Harbor City, Michigan

Mr. and Mrs. Klock gave the park to Benton Harbor City in 1917, dedicating it to the memory of their daughter Jean. At the dedication ceremony, Mr. Klock called the park a gift from a little child: "Perhaps some of you do not own a foot of ground. Remember then, that this is your park. It belongs to you. Perhaps some of you have no piano or phonograph, the roll of the water murmuring in calm, roaring in storm, is your music, your piano and music box ... The beach is yours, the drive is yours, the dunes are yours, all yours. It is not so much a gift from my wife and myself, it’s a gift from a little child. See to it, that the park is the children's.” Jean Klock Beach Park is one of the oldest parks in Michigan. This park has an observation trail, picnic areas, and swimming facilities.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
16°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Jean Klock Park is sampled weekly from May 29th to September 3rd

SOURCE INFORMATION

Recreational public beaches in Michigan are tested several times a week, typically from May to September. Officially, the water is tested for recreational standards from May 1 to October 31.

The Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality uses guidance provided by the EPA to develop ambient standards for E. coli. E. coli standards for water used for total body contact recreation are provided in the Michigan Public Health Code and Rule 323.1062(1) of the Part 4.

A beach is marked Green the geometric mean of 3 samples collected at the same time is under 300 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days is under 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 3 samples collected at the same time exceeds 300 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days exceeds 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Jean Klock Park

Benton Harbor City, Michigan

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
16°C
Clear

Mr. and Mrs. Klock gave the park to Benton Harbor City in 1917, dedicating it to the memory of their daughter Jean. At the dedication ceremony, Mr. Klock called the park a gift from a little child: "Perhaps some of you do not own a foot of ground. Remember then, that this is your park. It belongs to you. Perhaps some of you have no piano or phonograph, the roll of the water murmuring in calm, roaring in storm, is your music, your piano and music box ... The beach is yours, the drive is yours, the dunes are yours, all yours. It is not so much a gift from my wife and myself, it’s a gift from a little child. See to it, that the park is the children's.” Jean Klock Beach Park is one of the oldest parks in Michigan. This park has an observation trail, picnic areas, and swimming facilities.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Jean Klock Park is sampled weekly from May 29th to September 3rd

SOURCE INFORMATION

Recreational public beaches in Michigan are tested several times a week, typically from May to September. Officially, the water is tested for recreational standards from May 1 to October 31.

The Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality uses guidance provided by the EPA to develop ambient standards for E. coli. E. coli standards for water used for total body contact recreation are provided in the Michigan Public Health Code and Rule 323.1062(1) of the Part 4.

A beach is marked Green the geometric mean of 3 samples collected at the same time is under 300 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days is under 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 3 samples collected at the same time exceeds 300 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days exceeds 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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