The Julian Community Heritage Foundation (JCHF) was founded to preserve the history of the community of Julian and to promote the quality of life of persons of all ages living, working, and visiting this community. Read more about our mission and on-going efforts HERE
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 secured and under JCHF ownership, we're ready to proceed with building out the park and raising the necessary funds to make it happen.
An illustrated time-line depicting the property history back to 1912.
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 a minimum of $300 will have a dedicated brick on our donor wall at the town square site. We're still coordinating with the ARB and architects to designate an exact location for the donor wall. For $600, you can get a larger brick with up to 6 lines of text. 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 $5,000 will be recognized with a bench plaque at the site. We should have about 5 benches dedicated at the site.
Any person donating over $10,00 will have a dedicated name picnic table plaque. We only have a few spots on the water tower and the plaque is contingent on ARB and county approval.
The Julian Community Heritage Foundation is dedicated to the citizens of our beautiful county & we're committed to the betterment of our community. Our motivations are to serve America's finest city & ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.