Pursuant Washington State RCW 36.68.400, the Northshore Parks Recreation Service Area (NPRSA) was established by voters residing within the proposed service area in 1988. Subsequently, the governments of the City of Bothell, King County, and Snohomish County entered into an Interlocal Agreement in order to define the roles and responsibilities of the Service Area. At the time, the boundaries of the Service Area included the City of Bothell, King County, and Snohomish County. In 2001, the NPRSA grew to formally include the City of Kenmore and City of Woodinville as member agencies.
The purpose for establishing the NPRSA was to support the construction of facilities to house the Northshore Senior Center located at 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell WA 980111. The Northshore Senior Center is the sole tenant of NPRSA facilities and provides services to nearly 6,000 individuals per year.
In 1988 and 2001, NPRSA voters approved the issuance of general obligation bonds to fund the construction of NPRSA facilities.