Four beaches closed due to elevated bacteria levels

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Thomas Beach at Bde Maka Ska. Photo by Isaiah Rustad

The Park Board has closed all three of Bde Maka Ska’s beaches and Lake Harriet’s southeast beach because of elevated bacteria levels; they will remain closed for the season.

Lake Harriet’s north beach, the three Cedar Lake beaches and the beach at Theodore Wirth Lake will be open through Labor Day, at which point swimming docks and buoys will be removed. The area’s wading pools also will close after Labor Day.