Water Line Replacement Project – Crescent Dr., Melrose Ave., & Allston Way

Water Line Replacement Project - Crescent Dr., Melrose Ave., & Allston Way

The next water line replacement project will be in the area of Crescent Dr., Melrose Ave., & Allston Way. There will be some noise, congestion. Project began on April 10th.

Earth Day/Day of the Child 2017

Earth Day/Day of the Child 2017

Earth Day/Day of the Child event has a new location at the City Plaza downtown. Bring the entire family to this fun-filled and educational event.

Alum Treatment at Pinto Lake Completed

Alum Treatment at Pinto Lake Completed

The Pinto Lake alum application project was completed ahead of schedule! HAB Aquatics Solutions finished the Project on Monday, April 10th. Read more for all the details.

Winning Entry in the 2017 Watsonville Strawberry Festival Poster Contest

Winning Entry in the 2017 Watsonville Strawberry Festival Poster Contest

Check out the winning entry of the 2017 Watsonville Strawberry Festival poster contest.

Pinto Lake City Park

Pinto Lake City Park

The City of Watsonville is temporarily overseeing the operations at Pinto Lake City Park. More...

Cruz511 In Your Neighborhood Coming to Watsonville

Cruz511 In Your Neighborhood Coming to Watsonville

Cruz511 In Your Neighborhood is a program designed to connect with people who are interested in leaving their car at home and making changes in their travel behavior. Read more...

Speed Testing Registration Has Closed!

Speed Testing Registration Has Closed!

Register for the Watsonville Police Department speed testing process. Read more to find out more about this opportunity,

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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.