Come Celebrate World Wetlands Day

Come Celebrate World Wetlands Day

Come and celebrate with Nature Center Staff this year's World Wetlands Day on Saturday, February 4th.

Take a Survey About Transportation Priorities & Preferences

Take a Survey About Transportation Priorities & Preferences

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) invites you to take a moment to fill out the survey to identify your transportation priorities and preferences.

Red Curb Parking Enforcement Now in Effect

Red Curb Parking Enforcement Now in Effect

Red curb painting has been installed adjacent to fire hydrants, curb ramps, and crosswalks in congested areas throughout the City to improve public safety.

Be Prepared for a Flood

Be Prepared for a Flood

With the forecast of wet weather for the next few days, here are some tips and resources to help you and your family prepare and stay safe.

Curbside Collection of Christmas Trees

Curbside Collection of Christmas Trees

Curbside collection of Christmas trees will take place on your regular scheduled collection day on the week of January 9th-13th.

Free Drop-off of Christmas Trees Through end of January

Free Drop-off of Christmas Trees Through end of January

Did you forget to take the Christmas Tree out on the day garbage collection was scheduled to collect the Christmas trees? You still have time. Read more to find out ...

2017 Watsonville Strawberry Festival Poster Contest

2017 Watsonville Strawberry Festival Poster Contest

The contest for the 2017 Watsonville Strawberry Festival Poster is now open! Click for more info...

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.