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City issues Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 

The City of Bothell’s Finance Department prepares a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) annually, as required by state law. While Moody’s continues to assign Bothell a high rating of Aa2, the most recent CAFR explains how the City’s financial stability is being impacted by the increasing cost of public safety and security.

Bothell’s CAFR has earned the Government Finance & Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting annually since 2002. 

Help name the City’s new park

Join the Parks & Recreation Board on March 8th at 7 p.m. in City Hall to help decide on the recommended name(s) for the old Wayne Golf Course.  The City Council will consider recommended name(s) in April. See background information and park details.

Check out the Bothell Bridge 

The spring edition of the Bothell Bridge, our quarterly magazine, should have arrived in your mailbox. Check it out for the full spring lineup of Parks & Recreation classes, a special feature on the new City Council, the first annual accountability report about the Safe Streets & Sidewalks program, and much more.  

New Parcel Report Tool

Want to know more about a property in Bothell, perhaps your own or one under development? The City of Bothell interactive mapping application COBMap offers a new feature that will create a report for any parcel in the Bothell City Limits. The report lists information such as the utility and garbage providers, schools, zoning designation, nearby parks, and new developments.  Go to "COBMap"  and click on the “Bothell Parcel Report” link to search by address or parcel number. 
See other interactive and printable maps.

Upcoming events

Tyson and Animal Control Officer Kristi Boucher
Egg hunt
Green cleaning supplies

Celebrate spring at Wayne Golf Course
March 20
10 a.m. – noon
Bring your dog (on leash, of course) to celebrate the first day of spring! The Animal Control Officer will be there with treats and tips, and Parks & Recreation staff will be available to answer questions about the new park.
Community Egg Hunt
March 31
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Doug Allen Fields
City of Bothell with the
Northshore YMCA
Capital Facilities Plan Open House
April 5
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Bothell Operations Center
21233 20th Ave SE
Green Cleaning Workshop
April 6
5 – 7 p.m.
The Recology Store
22833 Bothell Everett Highway, #111

Bothell Youth Court 5-Year Anniversary Celebration
April 29
6 – 8 p.m.
McMenamins Anderson School
18607 Bothell Way NE

Learn about boating safely

(Ages 12+ - ages 12-15 with an adult)
Everyone who successfully completes this course qualifies for a Washington State Boater Education Card. Topics include boating safety equipment and skills for a variety of types of boats including power, sail, personal watercraft and paddle craft. 

Register now, use program code #SP18064

Connect with Bothell Parks & Recreation on Facebook!

Stay in the loop on all the latest classes, park closures and updates, pictures and more!  Head to or do a Facebook search for @bothellparks.

Concerns about speeding?

Are you concerned about speeding on a local street or near a school? The City of Bothell has six radar speed signs that staff place near schools and along roads where people have concerns about speeding. Studies show that speeders will slow down about 70% of the time when alerted by a radar speed sign. Overall compliance with speed limits increases by 55 to 70%.

You can request a radar speed sign by contacting Cameron Ogard at (425) 806-6787 or

Radar speed sign

Learn how to save a life!

The City of Bothell Fire Department teaches CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). There’s one class each month at the downtown Bothell Firehouse, typically on a Tuesday from 5 – 7:30 p.m. The next class is March 27. For more information and registration, see the City’s online registration system. Go to “Activities” and look for class #SP180253. The course is $46 for Bothell residents.

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