Gonzales City Hall

Monterey County Free Library

The Gonzales branch of the Monterey County Free Libraries is located in the Shaw Shopping Center at 851 Fifth Street. The library provides books, computer access, story times, summer youth reading programs, and homework assistance programs. For more information on library services and hours, call (831) 675-2209.



There are a number of public and non-profit preschool facilities operating in Gonzales and numerous private day care providers. For more information on daycare services, contact Gonzales Head Start at (831) 675-9135.


Gonzales Police Department Explorers

The Gonzales Police Department Explorers provides young Gonzales residents with an opportunity to learn about a career in law enforcement. The program, in association with the Boy Scouts of America, allows explorers to shadow Gonzales Police Officers and participate in daily office tasks. Any youth in eight grade or older can apply at the police station. For more information on the Explorers, contact the Gonzales Police Department at (831) 675-5010.


Youth Organizations Contact Information

  • Gonzales 4-H: Christina Kaupp at (831) 320-8400
  • Boy Scouts: Santa Lucia District, Scott Funk, (831) 675-3755  (Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council)
  • Cub Scouts: Santa Lucia District, Scott Funk, (831) 675-3755
  • Girl Scouts of America: Camille Jaque, (831) 633-4877 (Monterey Bay Chapter)
  • Gonzales Girls Softball: Tim Jackson, (831) 675-2499
  • Little League Baseball
  • Youth Football: Israel Morales, (831) 675-9426
  • Youth Cheerleading: Cory Balli, (831) 240-1528

For more information on youth activities and organizations, contact the City’s Recreation Coordinator, Sara Papineau-Brandt at (831) 675-5000, or email at spapineau@ci.gonzales.ca.us.