Windjammer Park

Oak Harbor, Washington

***A permanent swimming advisory is posted at this beach because of consistent moderately high bacteria levels. Children, elderly, and those in ill health are advised not to swim. Increased levels of bacteria are present.***

Windjammer Park Beach, or City Beach, is a 28.5-acre park located along the harbor in downtown Oak Harbor. There is no shortage of activities at this park! Swim in the lagoon, take a dip in one of the two wading pools, take a hike along the water, or enjoy your favorite outdoor sport or activity. Once you've worked up an appetite, enjoy a picnic along the water (barbecue pits provided). The park is also the site of an RV park. Many people choose this park for special events, such as weddings or family reunions. You can launch your boat from the park boat launch. There are restrooms here, one with showers.

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 10th, 2018. Puget Soundkeeper Alliance 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
14°C
A few clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Windjammer Park is sampled weekly from May 20th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information. The saltwater swimming criteria are in two parts:

The geometric mean* should not exceed 30 enterococci/100 mL, based on results from a minimum of five weekly samples and a maximum of 12 weekly samples. The statistical threshold value* should not exceed 110 enterococci/100 mL, based on results from a minimum of five weekly samples and a maximum of 12 weekly samples. If either of these criteria is exceeded, a beach advisory should be issued at the beach.

To protect swimmers' health, BEACH also uses a Beach Action Value. If enterococcus levels exceed 104 enterococci/100 mL, a beach advisory is issued.

A beach is marked green if it meets all of the above criteria.
A beach is marked red if it exceeds any one of the above criteria.
A beach is marked grey if no current data is available.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

* The geometric mean and statistical threshold value concentrations are based on the arithmetic average of the three samples collected at a single beach for the day

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Windjammer Park

Oak Harbor, Washington

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 10th, 2018. Puget Soundkeeper Alliance 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
14°C
A few clouds

***A permanent swimming advisory is posted at this beach because of consistent moderately high bacteria levels. Children, elderly, and those in ill health are advised not to swim. Increased levels of bacteria are present.***

Windjammer Park Beach, or City Beach, is a 28.5-acre park located along the harbor in downtown Oak Harbor. There is no shortage of activities at this park! Swim in the lagoon, take a dip in one of the two wading pools, take a hike along the water, or enjoy your favorite outdoor sport or activity. Once you've worked up an appetite, enjoy a picnic along the water (barbecue pits provided). The park is also the site of an RV park. Many people choose this park for special events, such as weddings or family reunions. You can launch your boat from the park boat launch. There are restrooms here, one with showers.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Windjammer Park is sampled weekly from May 20th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information. The saltwater swimming criteria are in two parts:

The geometric mean* should not exceed 30 enterococci/100 mL, based on results from a minimum of five weekly samples and a maximum of 12 weekly samples. The statistical threshold value* should not exceed 110 enterococci/100 mL, based on results from a minimum of five weekly samples and a maximum of 12 weekly samples. If either of these criteria is exceeded, a beach advisory should be issued at the beach.

To protect swimmers' health, BEACH also uses a Beach Action Value. If enterococcus levels exceed 104 enterococci/100 mL, a beach advisory is issued.

A beach is marked green if it meets all of the above criteria.
A beach is marked red if it exceeds any one of the above criteria.
A beach is marked grey if no current data is available.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

* The geometric mean and statistical threshold value concentrations are based on the arithmetic average of the three samples collected at a single beach for the day

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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