Friends of Santa Fe Trail Unveils Brookside Bridge Mural

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration to Be Held on Saturday, May 15, 2021


The Friends of Santa Fe Trail is pleased to announce the completion of the Brookside Bridge Mural at the intersection of the Santa Fe Trail and South

Brookside Drive in Dallas. The vibrant mural by artist Dan Colcer represents and honors the natural balance and harmony of the flora and fauna that can be experienced along the trail.


“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, Project Lead and Board Member of Friends of Santa Fe Trail.


Friends of Santa Fe Trail will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the mural on Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.


The 12-foot-wide Santa Fe Trail is a 4.3-mile multi-use concrete path that connects our most significant natural resource, White Rock Lake, to three major historic neighborhoods. As it traverses through East Dallas to Deep Ellum, Fair Park and Downtown Dallas, the trail passes cultural and natural landmarks, beautiful city parks, neighborhoods of architectural significance, thriving employment centers, exciting entertainment districts and recreational destinations.


“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.”

The Brookside Bridge Mural demonstrates Friends of Santa Fe Trail’s commitment to the enhancement and beautification of the trail through generous donations of time and money by the trail users, community, board members, city officials and the artist, Dan Colcer. A resident of Dallas since 2008, Colcer is an award-winning muralist who has worked to beautify the Deep Ellum neighborhood with public art such as the Shed Mural at the Deep Ellum Urban Gardens. His work can also be found at the Pillars Park and Art Park, a time capsule mural on a cross-highway beam under Klyde Warren Park, and many more projects throughout Dallas. A large collection of his artwork can also be found in the rooms at The Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel, as well as in public and private collections throughout the world.


About Friends of Santa Fe Trail

Founded in 2008, Friends of Santa Fe Trail is a Section 50l(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds for capital improvements, programs and operations related to the Santa Fe Trail, as well as generally supporting and enhancing the trail. The group is committed to preserving the culture of the communities it connects and providing a safe, inviting experience for all users.



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