The Julian Community Heritage Foundation has been actively working on a new initiative for the development of the corner lot on Main St. and Washington St. Our vision is the creation of a Julian town square and would serve as a community park & outdoor entertainment space. Julian town square will be an epicenter of art, theater and community gatherings.
You can help by contributing to our fundraising-drive and sharing this information. This community driven project has been years in the making and various individuals, as well as organizations have been working very hard on making it a reality for our community. Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated. DONATE NOW...
The Julian Town Square project is a grass-roots community effort that started in 2017. Many volunteers, business & organizations came together to make this project a reality. The town square project is dedicated to the community of Julian & will serve as a community park & outdoor entertainment space. It is our hope that this place will be the epicenter of art, theater & community gatherings for many generations to come.
On May 21, 2021, with the help of so many people and our donors, the Julian Community Heritage Foundation closed escrow on the corner lot. It took a lot of effort and negotiations to finally close the deal, thank to the hard efforts of Don Bree and the Red Hawk Realty team.
We have had tremendous support from our donors, businesses and organizations that helped us get this far. Our county board of supervisors has also been generous with their support and various contributions.
With the corner lot secure and under JCHF management, we're ready to proceed with building out the park and raising the necessary funds to make it happen.
We put together an illustrated time-line depicting the property history dating back to 1910.
The Julian Community Heritage Foundation started as a volunteer effort towards creating a Town Square for our historic town of Julian. It has been in the works for many years now. Various individuals and organizations have already contributed to the project and our collective efforts have raised $600,000 for the purchase of the lot. The plans were presented to Dianne Jacob, our San Diego County Board of Supervisors Representative at the time, and she was very supportive of the project. We have been working with the Julian Architectural Review Board to ensure we are in compliance with historic district building guidelines.
Our next goal is to raise the necessary funds to develop the vacant lot. Read More...
All donors, no matter what the amount will be recognized on our web-site donor page. Other donation options include a tree plaque, bench plaque and a prominently displayed plaque on the water tower. Your donations will be going towards the development costs for the town square. Below are the current available donation tiers and corresponding accolades:
Any person donating over $300 will have a dedicated name plaque on our donor wall at the town square site. We're still coordinating with the ARB and architects to designate a plaque design and exact location for the donor wall. Etch your name in stone among the great founders and citizens of our proud and historic Julian.
Any person donating over $5,000 will have a dedicated name plaque on one of our trees. We plan on having 10 trees planted at the site, which will be dedicated in your honor.
Any person donating over $10,000 will be recognized with a bench plaque at the site. We should have about 5 benches dedicated at the site.
Any person donating over $100,00 will have a dedicated name plaque on our water tower. We only have one spot on the water tower and the plaque is contingent on ARB and county approval.