Gardener applying turf rolls in the backyard
Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square is suddenly greener and it has nothing to do with all the recent rainstorms. Crews laid down hundreds of rolls of drought-tolerant turf yesterday that will cover almost 10-thousand square feet of the city’s newly reunified ten-and-a-half million dollar downtown square. The sod was rolled out into a shape designed to mimic the footprint of the courthouse destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. The square is scheduled to finally officially open on April 29th.