Souvenirs for the Watsonville Strawberry Festival are now on sale at the Parks and Community Services Department office at 231 Union St. More...

November Transportation Ballot Measure Approved by Cities & County

November Transportation Ballot Measure Approved by Cities & County

The Regional Transportation Commission’s “Safety, Pothole Repair, Traffic Relief, Transit Improvement Measure” will appear on the November 8, 2016 ballot. Read more for all the details.

November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election

November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election

General Municipal Election will be held on November 8, 2016. Nomination Period for seats in Council Districts 1, 2, and 6 opens July 18 and closes August 12th. Read more ...

PG&E to Perform Inspections & Repairs at 5 Watsonville Locations – Traffic Will be Affected

PG&E to Perform Inspections & Repairs at 5 Watsonville Locations - Traffic Will be Affected

PG&E's inspections and repairs will affect traffic: Beach/Rodriguez, Walker St., Green Valley @ Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania @ Main and Ramsay Park...Read more for all the details.

Winners of the 2016 Water Conservation & Pollution Prevention Video Contest

Winners of the 2016 Water Conservation & Pollution Prevention Video Contest

View the winning videos from the 2016 Water Conservation & Pollution Prevention Video Contest.

Installation of Red Curbing in Residential Areas

Installation of Red Curbing in Residential Areas

The first phase of this work has started in the areas of Clifford, Pennsylvania and Main Street. This project is expected to take eight months to complete with a ...

Friday Night Movies in the Park

Friday Night Movies in the Park

July is Parks and Recreation Month. Celebrate with us at Friday Night Movies in the Park. More...

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.