PAL Youth Leadership Academy

PAL Youth Leadership Academy

Seven of our local high school students represented the Watsonville Police Activities League at the 2014 Youth Leadership Academy.

Watsonville’s Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Gets a Boost

Watsonville’s Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Gets a Boost

As of April 24th, stores will not be allowed to sell non-woven plastic shopping bags unless the bag thickness is 4 mils or greater. Read more about this...

Climate Action Plan Public Workshop

Climate Action Plan Public Workshop

Thursday, May 8, 2014 Join us as we discuss the Draft Climate Action Plan and proposed Carbon Impact Fee for the future reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the City of ...

Youth Soccer League Official Pumas Affiliate

Youth Soccer League Official Pumas Affiliate

The Parks and Recreation Commission receives a visit from Mauricio Pedroza from the Pumas soccer club of Club Universidad Nacional, A.C. More...

Freedom Blvd. Water Main Project 78% Complete-4 Weeks Ahead of Schedule!

Freedom Blvd. Water Main Project 78% Complete-4 Weeks Ahead of Schedule!

Field Services Division crew have been working evenings on the Freedom Blvd. Water main Project. This project is 78% complete, four (4) weeks ahead of schedule. Read more on what's ...

Earth Day/Day of the Child – Booth Spaces Available

Earth Day/Day of the Child - Booth Spaces Available

If one of your organization's goals is outreach and education to youth and families, this is an ideal place to have a booth.

2014 Cesar E. Chavez Community Awards

2014 Cesar E. Chavez Community Awards

The Parks and Community Service Department honored seven community members at the Cesar E. Chavez Community Awards. Read more...

Itty Bitty Sports participants.

Parks & Community Services

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 51,612 (January 2013).   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.