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Start back to school safely

The Safe School Walk Routes program is making getting to school safer by adding two crosswalk flashing lights for students at two locations 100th Ave NE and NE 200th near William Penn Park and at Waynita Way NE and Valhalla Way.

Now in your mailbox

The September edition of the Bothell Bridge has arrived! In it you’ll find more information about the upcoming public safety ballot measures, fun classes for all ages, Safe Back to School tips and more. Check it out! 

Public Safety Ballot Measures

This fall Bothell voters will decide on two ballot measures to meet growing law enforcement and emergency response needs. The levy adds more police for visible neighborhood presence, crime reduction, school safety and more; as well as firefighters to provide new services; the bond would replace two outdated fire stations (Canyon Park and Downtown). Learn more.

If you are a member of a neighborhood or business group, club or organization that would like an informational presentation about the ballot measures, please contact Catherine Jansen.

New Move & Grow Classes

Exploring movement through dancing with your child is both enjoyable and educational.  A wide variety of music, props, BrainDance rhymes, rhythm instruments and an obstacle course add to the playful environment and learning.  Classes begin Sept. 7 at the Lytle House, visit for details and to register!

  • Parent/Toddler (10 months – 2.5 years) – FA1800291
  • Parent/Child (2.5 – 5 years) – FA1800292

New Kids’ STEM Classes this fall

Calling all little scientists!  Come have fun and learn with us through exciting stories and hands-on activities.  Get all the details on each class and register now

  • Books & Beakers: Keeping Our Bodies Healthy (ages 4-5) – FA1800001
  • Hot Wheels Science (ages 5-8) – FA1800002
  • STEM Design & Create (ages 7-11) – FA1800003

Pollution Prevention Week

Celebrate Pollution Prevention Week Sept. 17 – 23! Simple actions like reporting spills, taking your car to a commercial car wash, fixing vehicle leaks, and much more can make a world of difference in preventing pollution. Take a pledge to reduce pollution and learn more.

Salmon "SEEson"

September is here, which is a perfect time to start looking for salmon in North Creek. Look for Chinook in September, Sockeye in October, and Coho in November as they migrate up the creek. Visit one of many salmon “hot spots” in King County on your own, or sign up for a guided walking tour along North Creek with a local salmon expert. Get more information.

Crosswalk Flashing Lights

Roads Report

228th St. SE Overlay Project

This project started is anticipated to be completed in October 2018.  Crews will pave one mile of roadway from east of 19th Ave SE to west of 35th Ave SE.  The project is part of the Pavement Preservation Program and Safe Streets & Sidewalks Levy.  

Beardslee Boulevard/ 185th St. NE Crosswalk Ribbon Cutting

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting celebration at the crosswalk flashing light located at Beardslee Blvd. and NE 185th St.  This project was funded in part by the Safe Streets & Sidewalks Levy approved by voters in November of 2016 and funding provided by University of Washington Bothell for the design and construction. 

Oct. 4, 10 – 11 a.m.
Corner of Beardslee and NE 185th St.

Bothell Underground Beer Festival

Presented by the Bothell Kenmore Chamber
In partnership with exploreBothell and the City of Bothell

Celebrate 50+ beers and ciders, delicious food, and music at the 5th annual Bothell Beer Festival! Due to overwhelming requests we are again holding the event underground in the Bothell City Hall Garage!! Bring your friends and come experience this cool rain-free industrial environment! Get tickets now.

October 6
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Price: $25
Ages: 21+

Underground Bothell Beer Festival

It’s your tax dollars – get involved

Mark your calendars – the City of Bothell wants your input on the biennial budget. The first of several opportunities are below. The City Council must adopt a balanced budget by Dec. 31. All meetings below take place during the 6 p.m. City Council meeting at City Hall.
Capital Facilities Plan Public Hearing
Oct. 2

Budget kickoff
Oct. 9

City manager’s budget presentation
Oct. 30

Get Informed Before You Go

Check the Traffic Alerts & Road Construction for updates on delays and road closures. Sign up for the Construction and Safe Streets Projects News at to learn more.

Sign up for traffic alerts

Wastemobile in town

You have two wastemobile events left this year to drop off hazardous materials

Sept. 14-16
Oct. 19-21 

Both events are at:
The Seattle Times Building
19200 120th Ave NE
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fix a leak to conserve water

If your toilet is running it can lead to an average of 12 percent of water used indoors.  You can find a leak using dye tabs.  The City has dye tabs available at to help you fix the leak and conserve water.

Natural yard care workshops

Come soak up some knowledge at our free natural yard care workshops this October! From building healthy soil to choosing the right plants for your site to learning basic planting techniques, everyone can learn something new. Sign up for one, two, or all three workshops.

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