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Posted on: July 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Stratford Beach Closed Until Further Notice

Stratford Woods Park beach including a beach, green sign, and a lake

July 2, 2020 – The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department has announced that access to Kiwassee Lake in Stratford Woods Park will be closed until further notice due to high levels of bacteria in the water.

A water sampling test conducted by the Midland County Department of Public Health on July 1 indicated that bacteria levels in Kiwassee Lake exceed Michigan Water Quality Standards for safe full body contact.

For safety reasons, people and animals should avoid all contact with Kiwassee Lake, including swimming, fishing, and wading until further notice. The beach and other areas of Stratford Woods Park remain open for use.

A follow-up test will be conducted at a later date.

For questions and further information, contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 989-837-6930 or email

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