Fireworks

Fireworks

Remember only safe and sane fireworks are legal in the City Limits of Watsonville. Read more for tips for safe and sane fireworks!

City Facilities Closed Thursday, July 2nd

City Facilities Closed Thursday, July 2nd

City facilities will be closed on Thursday, July 2nd and will reopen on Monday July 6th.

City-wide Graffiti Cleanup Day June 28th

City-wide Graffiti Cleanup Day June 28th

Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in the City-wide Graffiti Cleanup Day on June 28th!

Pay Your Utility Bill 24/7

Pay Your Utility Bill 24/7

Beginning July 1, 2015 you will be able to pay your utility bill by phone, 24/7 with the new automated telephone service. Read more for all the details!

Creeks To Sea Outdoor Field Trips

Creeks To Sea Outdoor Field Trips

Creeks to Sea Outdoor Field Trips. This FREE program connects kids and conservation in the outdoors. Read more to find out all the details.

Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July Parade

Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July Parade

The registration deadline for entry into the 2015 Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July parade has been extended to Thursday, June 25 at 5 p.m.. More...

Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival

The 2015 Watsonville Strawberry Festival poster is completed! More...

Itty Bitty Sports participants.

Parks & Community Services

Population: 52,087

Watsonville, California -

A Community of Growing Opportunities

Watsonville is a California Central Coast community full of growing opportunities for individuals, families and growing businesses.

Watsonville, California is known all over the world for its long and rich heritage as a center for agriculture – especially berries. What many may not know is that Watsonville is a proving ground for entrepreneurs and businesses from all types of industries and emerging technologies. Its central location, nestled between the Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz mountains, offers growing companies quick and easy highway access, while avoiding daily traffic snarls. Watsonville’s location is topped only by its ideal climate and the rustic, small town charm of a close-knit rural community.  The Watsonville Area offers beaches, mountains, wine, food, activities and more!

Watsonville is located 95 miles south of San Francisco at the southern end of Santa Cruz County, covers 6.6 square miles, and has a population of 52,087 (January 2015).   It is a quick 30 minute drive to Monterey and less than an hour from the beautiful Big Sur coastline.  Silicon Valley is less than 45 minutes away from our charming town.