Lakeview Park East Beach

Oshawa, Ontario

The east and west beaches at Oshawa’s Lakeview Park stretch across a long sandy shoreline located within an expansive waterfront recreation area. Soccer fields, slow pitch diamonds, picnic facilities and outdoor and indoor concerts can all be found in the area. At the most eastern end of the beaches, you will see the industrialized harbour. Across the harbour is Gifford Hill, a historic site that served as a trading post during the 18th century. One of the few remaining pioneer cemeteries in Ontario can be found in this area. Beyond Gifford Hill is Second Marsh, a 123 hectare coastal wetland that is home to extensive biodiversity such as reptiles, mammals, birds, fish and insects. Walking trails, viewing platforms, and benches are among the many things available in the green space of the beaches where everyone can find something to appreciate and enjoy outdoors.

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 27th, 2018. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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
11°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Lakeview Park East Beach is sampled weekly from June 5th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Durham Region Health Department monitors recreational water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts June 4 and ends August 27, 2018.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and Total coliform at all sites.

Durham Region Health Department issues beach advisories when the geometric mean concentration of at least five samples is at least 200 E. coli / 100 mL of water or when a single sample is at least 400 E. coli / 100 mL of water.

This guideline comes from Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality (2012). It is applied to beaches in Ontario in accordance with Ontario’s Recreational Water Protocol, 2018.

Prior to 2018 beaches in Ontario were posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeded 100 E. coli / 100 mL of water.

Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted to Swim Guide as soon as lab results are available. They are also available at https://www.durham.ca/en/health-and-wellness/beaches.aspx.

In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration is below 400 E.coli / 100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100mL.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

DISCLAIMER:

Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli /100 mL.

Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration ≤ 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of ≤ 400 E. coli /100 mL.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Lakeview Park East Beach

Oshawa, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 27th, 2018. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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
11°C
Cloudy

The east and west beaches at Oshawa’s Lakeview Park stretch across a long sandy shoreline located within an expansive waterfront recreation area. Soccer fields, slow pitch diamonds, picnic facilities and outdoor and indoor concerts can all be found in the area. At the most eastern end of the beaches, you will see the industrialized harbour. Across the harbour is Gifford Hill, a historic site that served as a trading post during the 18th century. One of the few remaining pioneer cemeteries in Ontario can be found in this area. Beyond Gifford Hill is Second Marsh, a 123 hectare coastal wetland that is home to extensive biodiversity such as reptiles, mammals, birds, fish and insects. Walking trails, viewing platforms, and benches are among the many things available in the green space of the beaches where everyone can find something to appreciate and enjoy outdoors.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Lakeview Park East Beach is sampled weekly from June 5th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Durham Region Health Department monitors recreational water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts June 4 and ends August 27, 2018.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and Total coliform at all sites.

Durham Region Health Department issues beach advisories when the geometric mean concentration of at least five samples is at least 200 E. coli / 100 mL of water or when a single sample is at least 400 E. coli / 100 mL of water.

This guideline comes from Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality (2012). It is applied to beaches in Ontario in accordance with Ontario’s Recreational Water Protocol, 2018.

Prior to 2018 beaches in Ontario were posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeded 100 E. coli / 100 mL of water.

Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted to Swim Guide as soon as lab results are available. They are also available at https://www.durham.ca/en/health-and-wellness/beaches.aspx.

In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration is below 400 E.coli / 100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100mL.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

DISCLAIMER:

Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli /100 mL.

Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration ≤ 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of ≤ 400 E. coli /100 mL.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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