City Services

Parks & Recreation

City of Bothell Recreation Services follows the Northshore School District for any weather-related closures.  If the Northshore School District closes schools due to a weather-related issue, all City of Bothell recreation classes are canceled, as well.  Please refer to the Northshore School District website for weather-related closures.


City of Bothell has a total of 237.63 acres of parks, open space and trails that includes 19 parks and two sportsfield complexes.  Our parks showcase the Sammamish River, the City's history and an opportunity to get away from it all.  A comprehensive guide to the City's parks is available at  Throughout our parks there are picnic shelters that can be reserved.  Find out availability by contacting

MyParksAndRecreation is a partnership of nine cities working together to serve the greater Eastside with a community connection for recreation, parks and trails.  When you enter, you will have access to information for not only the City of Bothell's programs and parks, but also those of our partner cities.

The Sammamish River and Burke Gilman Trails, managed by King County Natural Resources, run through the City of Bothell along the Sammamish River.  The trails extend from Marymoor Park in Redmond to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle.  Access the King County Trail at:


The City provides a variety of recreational opportunities for all ages and interests including structured classes, teen activities, adult sports and youth camps.  Programs are offered at the Lytle House and other City buildings as well as in City parks and school facilities.  For citizen convenience, online registration is offered at

Community events are what gives Bothell that hometown feel and the ability to know your neighbors.  The Recreation Services Division organizes events like the Community Egg Hunt, 4th of July Parade, Music in the Park, RiverFest and Safe Halloween.  Thanks to our event sponsors, all of these events are offered free of charge!


Recreation Experiences



Fall 2014

Check out the latest edition of the Bothell BRIDGE for current and upcoming classes and activities for the whole family!

PROSAP Adopted 2014