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 that serves a full lunch Monday through Friday during the summer months and snack in the afternoon.
NCRPD invites seniors all year long to enjoy cards, quilting, gym bowling, crafts, board games, bingo 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 and classes for adults. The North County Recreation Center is also the local distribution site for the Monterey County Food Bank (call for schedule).