City Parks

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Parks, open spaces and beaches are currently open.

Community members are encouraged to use these areas for walking, jogging, and other activities, but not to congregate. Remember to follow safe social distancing guidelines. If an area is too crowded, consider visiting at a different time or visiting another location. 

Please observe the following rules:

  • Maintain 6 feet distance from others.
  • Sports: Tennis may be played singles only. All other sports may be played with members of the same household only. No team/group play.
  • No use of shared equipment.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Wear a mask when coming/going or not exercising.

Also be advised that due to reduced staffing levels, shared park amenities, i.e. playgrounds, picnic areas, etc, are not being cleaned or sanitized. To help safeguard our community, please observe CDC guidance on stopping the spread of germs if using these shared amenities.

Current Status of our Parks

  • All Parks are currently open Sunrise to Sunset. Park Playgrounds remain closed.  
  • Pinto Lake Park is currently open 7a-5p.

Facilities Closed:

  • All Playgrounds 
  • All Recreation Buildings
  • Administrative Offices
  • Callaghan Park Restrooms
  • River Park Restrooms

Click here for information on the status of all parks and open space areas in Santa Cruz County.

The City of Watsonville offers 143 acres of park land in its 26 parks for the community to enjoy. From small pocket parks featuring lush green areas to larger parks, such as Pinto Lake Park that features fishing, boating and hookups for RV camping, a wide variety of amenities may be found in City of Watsonville parks.

Watsonville City Trails

There is also an extensive trail system that is maintained by the Public Works and Utilities Department. Watsonville City Trails provide easy public access to a stunning 800 acre freshwater wetland. More than seven miles of trails and 29 trail entrances in Watsonville neighborhoods offer many opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of our special wetlands for recreation and relaxation.Trails are free, open every day. Dogs on leash are welcome. Wheelchair accessible trails noted on trail map. Drop-in trail clean-up opportunities are available. Trail maps available outside of the City's Nature Center or online here
Pinto lake picnic tables next to water

Pinto Lake

Fenced in greenspace at Ramsay park

Ramsay Park

Arista park open greenspace

Arista Park

Arti park paths and picnic table

Atri Park

Brentwood park open greenspace

Brentwood Park

Bronte park conrete patio area with tables

Bronte Park

Callaghan park green space next to playground area

Callaghan Park

Cherry Blossom park playground structure

Cherry Blossom Park

Aerial view of plaza park

City Plaza Park

Crestview park tennis court

Crestview Park

Emmett Court graffiti style sign and concrete area

Emmett Court

Flodberg park playground area

Flodberg Park

Franich park playground structure

Franich Park

Closeup of plant at Hazelwood park

Hazelwood Park

Playground and picnic tables at Hope park

Hope Drive Park

Joyce park greenspace and water fountain

Joyce-Mckenzie Park

Kearney park playground structure and covered picnic area

Kearney Park

Plants at Las Brisas park

Las Brisas Park

Picnic table and playground structure at Marinovich park

Marinovich Park

Corner greenspace near intersection at Memorial park

Memorial Park

Basketball court at Muzzio park

Muzzio Park

Peace Drive Park pergola with benches

Peace Drive Park

River Park wooden sign

River Park

Riverside park basketball court

Riverside Mini Park

Sea View park playground structure

Seaview Ranch Park

Weeks park greenspace next to street and fence

Victorian Park

General Park Rules 
Park rules created to make your parks enjoyable for everyone.

Parks Amenities Chart
Table of amenities at all parks.

Slough Trails 
Explore the wonderful slough trail system in Watsonville.

Parks Master Plan 
Learn about the future of parks in Watsonville.

Commemorative Tree and Bench Program 
Honor an individual or group while adding an important asset to a park.

Urban Greening Plan 
Discover how Watsonville is becoming greener.