Downtown Bonita Springs 911 Mural

Visit the 911 Mural Bonita Springs 78/365 Things to Do

The city of Bonita Springs has a few memorials to the September 11th attacks located in Downtown Bonita Springs.  Besides the granite artifact that is in front of the Liles Hotel, there is a 911 mural painted on the side of the fire station located at the roundabout at Pennsylvania Ave. and Old 41 Road.

The mural is an outstanding work of mixed media artwork and depicts the events on the day of September 11th and days after during the recovery. The entire corner has been turned into an eco park and a lovely place to sit and reflect at the mural.

Recent improvements to the park include several park benches and a custom lighting package so that the mural can been seen after the sun sets.

If you go be sure to plan to have ice cream at For Heaven’s Shakes across the street.  Our family often stops for ice cream, visits the memorial and then we walk around the block that the fire station is located on. You can walk all over the well lit Riverside Park, as well. 

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If you are from the New York/New Jersey area would like to visit the other area memorials and tributes there is steel at the Fort Myers Beach fire department near Santini Plaza and steel and a huge memorial at Freedom Park in Naples, Florida.