Social Service – Community Service Grants

Social Service - Community Service Grants

The City of Watsonville is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2019 Social and Community Service Grants. Read more to find out how to apply.

Food Scrap Organics Collection Pilot Program

Food Scrap Organics Collection Pilot Program

The City of Watsonville launched the Food Scrap Collection Pilot Program to selected businesses beginning November 2016. Read more for all the details.

Freedom Blvd. Reconstruction Project Update

Freedom Blvd. Reconstruction Project Update

Granite Construction has completed construction of the roadway paving and concrete curb ramps. Read more for all the details of this project.

Main Street Revitalization Update

Main Street Revitalization Update

Earthworks Paving Contractors, Inc. has been working on the medians on Main Street as part of the second phase of the Main Street Revitalization Project. Read more to find out ...

Fix A Leak Week

Fix A Leak Week

Fix a Leak Week is celebrated in March of each year as a time to remind Americans to check their household fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.

Zero Waste Month

Zero Waste Month

Zero Waste Month: March 20-April 21. Come and visit the Nature Center and learn what Zero Waste is all about.

Thanks For Taking the Measure D Survey

Thanks For Taking the Measure D Survey

There's still time to take the survey and let us know what types of projects should be funded with Measure D.

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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.