A jaunt along the Santa Fe Trail showcases natural landmarks, city parks and architecturally significant neighborhoods. Now, the view includes a bright new mural.
Friends of Santa Fe Trail commissioned the piece featuring the flora and fauna found along the trail. It is located on the bridge at the intersection of the trail and South Brookside Drive.
“We wanted this mural to enhance the experience of trail users and remind them of the beauty, vitality and fragility of our environment,” said Jason Reed, Friends of Santa Fe Trail board member.
Artist Dan Colcer completed the piece. His work can be found in Deep Ellum, Klyde Warren Park and the Omni Dallas Hotel.
“We hope this mural adds to the beauty and uniqueness of the Santa Fe Trail,” said John Sturdivant, president of Friends of Santa Fe Trail. “The mural reflects the surrounding community, and our hope is that it inspires trail users to feel pride and excitement about their trail.”
Friends of Santa Fe Trail is celebrating the mural’s completion with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Saturday, and everyone is welcome to attend.
The 4.3-mile Santa Fe Trail connects White Rock Lake, East Dallas, Deep Ellum and Fair Park as it traverses to downtown Dallas.