Skate Park Grand Opening Celebration

Skate Park Grand Opening Celebration

Come celebrate the grand opening of the new skate park at Ramsay Park! More...

Does Your Home Need Repairs or Renovations?

Does Your Home Need Repairs or Renovations?

Is your home in need of repairs or renovations? The City's Community Development Department provides assistance to low-income homeowners! Read more for all the details...

PG&E Community Pipeline Safety Initiative

PG&E Community Pipeline Safety Initiative

PG&E will soon be working on the removal/replacement of trees to provide first responders safety access.

Last Day to Register to Vote or Change Party for June 7 Presidential Primary

Last Day to Register to Vote or Change Party for June 7 Presidential Primary

Don't forget the last day to register to vote or change your party for the June 7th Presidential Primary is Monday, May 23rd.

Freedom Blvd. Adaptive Traffic Signal Project

Freedom Blvd. Adaptive Traffic Signal Project

The Freedom Boulevard Adaptive Traffic Signal Project will improve traffic operations along the corridor and reduce congestion, delays and vehicle emissions.

National Public Works Week: May 15-21

National Public Works Week: May 15-21

The week of May 15th-21st is National Public Works Week! They are the people who work behind the scenes, maintaining the infrastructure that is vital to the community.

Wonderful Watsonville Wetlands Cleanup!

Wonderful Watsonville Wetlands Cleanup!

Come and join staff from the Watsonville Nature Center for "Wonderful Watsonville Wetlands Cleanup!" Read more to get all the details.

Itty Bitty Sports participants.

Parks & Community Services

Population: 52,891

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.