Watsonville, part of Santa Cruz County, is a little-known destination just south of Santa Cruz and just north of Monterey although it is one of the area’s oldest towns. This lush agricultural area offers visitors a number of amenities ranging from agriculture tourism to days at the beach, and from wine tasting to rugged hikes. Enjoy the rich culture of Watsonville and stay for much less than you can expect to pay in our more well-known neighboring towns - and be minutes away from redwood forests, majestic mountains, beaches, and more.

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Watsonville is a town in California with a population of 53,800. Watsonville is in Santa Cruz County. Living in Watsonville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Watsonville, there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Watsonville and residents tend to be liberal.


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Pinto Lake City Park

Pinto Lake City Park is located at 451 Green Valley Road in Watsonville, CA. This lakeside park offers boating, fishing, picnic areas, a baseball diamond, a volleyball court, and an RV Park. You are welcomed to bring your own boat, raft, kayak, canoe, or inflatable watercraft onto the lake, but you are subject to inspection and launch fees. The park consists of 78 acres, 70 of which are water and 8 are land.

Franich Park

Franich Park includes a playground, dog park, youth baseball field, sand volleyball court, basketball court, and picnic and BBQ facilities. You don't feel isolated from the rest of the park, and dog-owners can be out with their dog and be part of the Community.

Watsonville City Plaza

Watsonville City Plaza rests on a portion of the Bolsa del Pájaro Spanish Land Grant which was owned by the Rodriguez family. This plot of ground in the center of town was given to the people of Watsonville by Sebastian Rodriguez in 1860 through his heirs.

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