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About us

NCRPD is a Local Government Agency (Special District) providing Recreation and Parks services to the North Monterey County area including the communities of Castroville, Moss Landing, Oak Hills and parts of Elkhorn and Prunedale, along with the surrounding rural community. NCRPD opperates the North County Recreation Center, Cato-Phillips Park, Crane Street Park, Japanese School Park, Rancho Moro Cojo Park and the Moro Cojo Nature Trails.


We create community through people, parks and programs.


  • Strengthen community image and sense of place
  • Support economic development
  • Strengthen safety and security
  • Promote health and wellness
  • Foster human development
  • Increase cultural unity
  • Protect environmental resources
  • Provide recreational experiences
  • Facilitate community problem solving


NCRPD hosts drop in recreational services for youth at the North County Rec Center Monday through Friday after school and beginning at 1pm during the summer and all school breaks. Activities include rock climbing, homework help, floor hockey, games, tournaments, crafts and cooking classes. Kids have access to the gym and any activities we offer at no charge. NCRPD is also the host site for a youth nutrition program.  This summer both breakfast and lunch will be served Monday through Friday during the summer months. 


NCRPD invites seniors all year long to enjoy cards, quilting, gym bowling, crafts, board games, bingo, exercise programs and a place to meet up with other seniors. Seniors also plan field trips to various local attractions like, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey County Fair, casino trips, shopping trips  and more.                                                                                                                                                                                     The Castroville Senior Center also provides a HOT MEAL each weekday for a minimal donation. Guests are always welcome to join our seniors. 


NCRPD offers sport leagues, recreational activities, exercise classes and social gatherings for adults. If you'd like us to offer a class or program, please let us know and our staff will be happy to discuss the possibilities with you. The North County Recreation Center is also the local distribution site for the Monterey County Food Bank (call for schedule).

Board Meetings and Board Agenda

The Board of Directors meet regularly on the second Wednesday of each month.  Meeting time is 5:30pm.  Meeting place is the North County Recreation Center-Meeting Room at 11261 Crane Street, Castroville, CA 95012.  Agenda's are prepared the Friday prior to the meeting.  If you would like a topic to be placed on the agenda please call (831 633-3084) or visit the District office before that Friday.