The 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.

Donate Now

The Last of us

This is your opportunity to forever be part of a community project that will last into the ages. Any person donating over $300 will have a dedicated placard at the town square site.

2024 Julian Town Square Music Festival

The Last of us

Join us on June 29th at 12pm for the 3rd Annual Julian Town Square Music Festival! 6 LIVE bands, over a dozen vendors, food, local artisans, raffles, and many unique contribution opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Last of us

With your donations and support, we look forward to transforming the "corner lot" into our very own Julian Town Square park. Learn how you can get involved.

Founding Members

This entire initiative started as a volunteer effort by an amazing group of Julian neighbors. The concept of a Town Square on the corner lot was first conceptualized by Teak Nichols, a long time Julian resident and owner of Mom’s Pie. Much of the effort was then spearheaded by Dana Pettersen and Jean Duffy, who founded the JCHF and created the board. Rami Abdel was one of the first volunteers to join the effort, overseeing the marketing and media strategy. Joan Cirillo was another founding volunteer, serving as secretary.

Project Director

Fundraising Chair


Project Development

Our Sponsors

Our Story

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.