Parks, Open Space and
Neighborhood Quality of Life
Keeping Our Community Safe and Healthy
We’re proud to live in Watsonville, a thriving community with a rich history. The City of Watsonville is committed to providing residents a high quality of life, including parks, playgrounds, libraries and access to safe, clean open space.
Watsonville parks have been underfunded for years, with residents of similar-sized cities having up to 12 times more park space. Access to quality parks is essential to personal and community wellbeing and mental health. Our seniors, families and kids deserve the same access to open space and recreational opportunities as those in other nearby cities.
Additional funding is also needed to help maintain after-school programs, anti-gang activities, and recreation programs that keep youth and teens off the streets, out of trouble and away from drugs and gangs.