Measure D Passes!

Measure D Passes!

It’s official! More than two-thirds of Santa Cruz County voters said “yes” to Measure D. Read more to learn what this means for Watsonville.

Going with the Flow

Going with the Flow

Big thanks to our collection team for cleaning every pipe in the City! Find out how you can help keep them clean and prevent overflows.

Freedom Blvd. Reconstruction Project UPDATE

Freedom Blvd. Reconstruction Project UPDATE

Work continues on the Freedom Blvd. Reconstruction Project. Expect delays through December 22nd. Residents are encouraged to find alternate routes.

Signal Modification & Intersection Reconfiguration on Main & Maple/Second St. – Complete

Signal Modification & Intersection Reconfiguration on Main & Maple/Second St. - Complete

Please be aware of the changes in the signals and the re-striping at Main & Maple/Second! (photos by Register Pajaronian Staff)

Calming the Storm – Low Impact Development Project Tour

Calming the Storm - Low Impact Development Project Tour

Come tour five new stormwater projects that highlight low impact development strategies on December 15th. Read more for all the details.

Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop – Haunted House

Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop - Haunted House

Yes, Halloween is over but see how the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop built their Haunted House out of recycled materials. Read more to learn the workshop's schedule.

Generate Less Waste During the Holidays

Generate Less Waste During the Holidays

Learn how you can generate less waste during the holidays! Read more and find out!

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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.