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Sydenham Point Park Beach is still closed for swimming due to unacceptable levels of E.coli in the water. The water is being tested regularly by KFL&A Public Health and signs are posted at the beach. Residents are advised to not swim or enter the water until KFL&A Public Health confirms the beach is safe for swimming again.

Throughout the summer, KFL&A Public Health monitors the water quality at all municipally owned or operated public beaches within the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington region. Monitoring is done weekly from early June until the end of August and may require consecutive testing within a threshold to ensure the safety of water access to the beach.

There are many factors that can cause high levels of bacteria in water, including heavy rainfall, high winds, warm temperatures, algae, and contamination by wildlife feces. The Township has been using professionally trained herding dogs to keep geese off the beach and nearby parks with some success. Please help us in these efforts and don’t feed the geese, seagulls or any wildlife. 

See this list of other beaches and parks in South Frontenac that are safe for swimming. Residents with questions can contact Tim Laprade, Manager of Recreation and Facilities, at 613-376-3027 ext. 2231, Residents can also sign up to receive email updates on all beaches monitored by KFL&A Public Health on their website. We’ll post updates when the beach is safe for swimming again on our website and social media.

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Laurie Swinton
Executive Assistant & Communications Officer
613-376-3027 ext.2260

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