A group of community volunteers are building a new gazebo in the historic Healdsburg Plaza. The structure is being designed, built, and funded by donations of labor, expertise and cash.
More than 150 families and businesses have donated funds and local builders are volunteering their time.
The Healdsburg Plaza Gazebo Committee established a component fund with The Healdsburg Area Affiliate of the Community Foundation, offering tax advantages to donors. The Foundation has also provided valuable financial and technical advice.
Sustainability in Action: In 1857, a failed gold miner named Harmon Heald found his calling as a merchant. He purchased land at the site of a historic Pomo gathering place, laid out 85 plots, and deeded an acre of land to the new community, to be used as a Plaza. Heald’s spirit of generosity permeates Healdsburg to this day. The new gazebo will be dedicated this summer to the people of Healdsburg.