Our Mission

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

Town Square Project

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.

Get Involved

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...

JULIAN TOWN SQUARE PROJECT

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.

 

 

PROPERTY TIMELINE

An illustrated time-line depicting the property history back to 1912.

 

ACCOLADES

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:

 

Brick

$300-600

Tree Plaque

$2,500

Bench Plaque

$5,000

Picnic Table Plaque

$10,000

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The Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District needs our help. JCFPD is facing multiple challenges at the moment, including the end of a $60,000 county subsidy they've been receiving for the past 10 years. There are a few ways you can help. Let our County Board of Supervisors know that we want to maintain our independent/volunteer fire department.

The communities of Julian and Lake Cuyamaca need to demonstrate to San Diego County that we value our fire department and expect their support. This is urgent and can be done with letters, emails and phone calls. In the near future, there needs to be a serious discussion and input from the community regarding an increase in the annual tax to preserve JCFPD, or choose to dissolve.

Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District is at risk. Choices appear to be (1) Do nothing and persevere until finances force it to dissolve; (2) Voluntarily dissolve and allow the Fire Authority to take over; (3) Increase the Benefit Fee to cover the rising costs and remain viable as an independent/volunteer fire department.

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If you missed our town square soft opening last month, here’s another chance to make it out and see what we’re working on.

Our story

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.

Jean Duffy JCHF President
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