Art on the Pinellas Trail

Pinellas County celebrates 30 years of the Pinellas Trail
November 10, 2020
The Friends of the Pinellas Trail supports and encourages the use of art to enhance and beautify the Pinellas Trail.

A mural reflecting the Pinellas Trail was created on the East Lake Road overpass crossing Tampa Road by local artist Stephen Palladino

These images are all part of a mural titled "Be Right Back" by artist Stephen Palladino, the first step in Pinellas County’s attempts to minimize vandalism and increase public art.

The Board of County Commissioners and Pinellas County Transportation partnered with arts agency Creative Pinellas to create the transportation-themed mural.

There are nine large signs modeled after old railroad signal crossing signs that indicate which town you are passing through

The western side of the Pinellas Trail is actually the old CSX railroad right-of-way and the old rail stations in Dunedin and Tarpon Springs still exist and are now museums. In fact, there is an old boxcar next to the station in Dunedin which has been converted into a refreshment stop right next to the Trail.