Juanita Beach Park

Fun in Kirkland is another dimension. This is something you don’t want to miss. Kirkland has a lot of nice and hot spots to offer visitors such as Juanita Beach Park. It is also a wonderful city where we provide our best landscaping services.

History

Juanita Beach Park has been a preferred summer destination since the first 1900s. The property was originally settled by Dorr and Eliza Forbes in 1876. Their original house burned in 1905, but their second home still stands on the park property next to the ballfield.

In 1916, the development of the Lake Washington shipway caused Lake Washington to drop 8.8 feet revealing a sandy shore at Juanita Beach. The park became a well-liked resort with a two-story bathhouse within the 1920s under the guidance of Dora and Eliza’s son Leslie and his wife Alicia. In 1956, they sold the park to King County. It remained a county park until 2002 when ownership was transferred to the town of Kirkland and a voter-approved maintenance levy dedicated new funds for improved park stewardship.

Features

Juanita Beach Park is located at 9703 NE Juanita Dr, Kirkland. There are many other interesting spots in the same area, some of them are Houghton Beach Park, O.O Denny Park, Kirkland Arts Center, and the continues!

Juanita Beach Park features a playground, bathhouse with restrooms, sand volleyball courts, ball fields, tennis courts, walking paths, picnic shelters, and a seasonal swimming area. This park includes areas on either side of Juanita Drive and includes 1,000 feet of Lake Washington shoreline. The park bathhouse was rebuilt and a replacement accessible playground was installed in 2020.

Juanita Beach Park has a rich history as a preferred summer destination since the 1900s. There are many interpretive signs telling the history of the world throughout the park.

There are two parking lots available at this park with space for up to 200 vehicles

Juanita Beach provides a section completely enclosed by a “U” shaped dock with a sandy beach and shallow swimming area. The swimming beach has lifeguards on duty during the summer, typically from July through Labor Day in September

Also, Juanita Beach Park has two new picnic shelters available for rent. When the picnic shelter(s) isn’t being rented, it’s available to be used on a first-come, first-serve basis.

There are additional picnic tables throughout the park that don’t seem to be a part of the picnic shelter. they’re available for first-come, first-serve use. 

So there you go. Juanita Beach Park has a lot more to offer its visitors. After a visit, make sure you share your experience with us.

Here’s the map for Juanita Beach Park:

As you can see, Juanita Beach Park is about 20 minutes from our head office in Snohomish, WA!

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