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VISION

Envisioning the future of Mockingbird Trail

 

Mockingbird Trail is an Urban Art Trail, featuring over two miles of verdant walkways, various outdoor seating elements, exercise routes, contemporary urban design street furniture and over a dozen public art installations. The Trail encourages residents to get outside – explore. Connect with South Florida’s flora, fauna and neighbors!

 

A STORY FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD

The Tale of the Giant Orange Mockingbird

In Flagler Village, the search is on for the giant mockingbird.

Have you seen it?

 

Elusive to the human eye, the only hints of its existence is the evidence left behind, visible along the trail. With a steady diet of Florida citrus, it has magically turned orange. Where has it landed? Where does it forage for food?

Clues in the form of large, handcrafted concrete and steel public art sculptures are scattered throughout the neighborhood. Traverse along the streets, sidewalks, alleys and through Peter Feldman Park while you are tracking the bird. Follow the trail to discover all the proof you need to create your own story about our neighborhood’s mythical bird. Happy Trails!

TRAIL DESIGN

Feather Tales I      Feather Tales II      Step ‘n Hop      Hatching

FEATHER TALES II
HATCHING
FEATHER TALES I
STEP 'N HOP

SOCIAL EQUITY

The trail has been designed and conceptualized with direct input from key stake holders – The Community.

Through collaborative workshops, events and fundraising, the community has volunteered their time to connect with each other and a new amenity they are proud of.

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VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEER HOURS

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

PHASE ONE OF THE TRAIL

 

• 6 Trail Stops (5 sculptures, 1 mural)

• Hiking/Walking/Exercising

• Birding Tours

• Trail Scavenger Hunts

• Fun/Run Walk (Spring 2016)

• Corporate & Business Team Building Scavenger Hunts

• Sculpture Sketch Classes

• Urban Landscape Photography Classes

• Self-Guided Sculpture Tours

• Creative Writing & Poetry Contests

FUTURE OF THE TRAIL

 

• 7th & 8th sculptures fabricated and installed by Valeria Yamamoto to complete her original “Evidence” series

• Temporary Art installations, International and National exhibits added to annual calendar curated and determined by Trail design team

• Call-to-Artists for new trail sculpture pieces meeting the criteria set forth by design team

• Sidewalk improvements

• Native Plant walk

• Stormwater planters

• Custom Trail Fitness Classes

• Performance based art scheduled quarterly

• Decorative Trail lighting, way-finding signage

• Seating areas with custom designed site furniture

• Connection corridors to North, West, South and East

 

FAQs

Curious about Mockingbird Trail? Here are a few commonly asked questions. New to the story of the Trail? Take a moment to watch our video and follow the Trail through social media to stay up-to-date on what’s new.

 

What is the mission for Mockingbird Trail?

An urban art trail encouraging residents to step outside and explore.

How long is Mockingbird Trail?

Phase One consists of a 2-mile route and 6 trail stops in the neighborhood of Flagler Village. (A 7th stop coming early 2016.)

Why the Mockingbird?

The Northern Mockingbird is the state bird of Florida and thrives as an urban dweller. They are commonly found in populated areas, including residential neighborhoods, urban parks and along edges of roads.

When did Mockingbird Trail launch?

The official launch of Mockingbird Trail was held during the sixth annual Art Fallout hosted by ensemble member, Girls’ Club on October 17th, 2015.

What’s next?

Mockingbird Trail is envisioned as a catalyst for additional streetscape, planting improvements and public art along the trail route. To date, the trail has garnered considerable local support; the team continues to search for additional financial backers for sculpture production costs and ongoing maintenance.

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THE TEAM

The Trail is made possible by

Community Foundation of Broward

Mockingbird Trail is the recipient of the Community Foundation of Broward’s 2014 Art of Community: The Engagement Challenge Fund Grant.

Landscape Architects

BBX Capital Foundation

Mockingbird Trail has been underwritten by the BBX Capital Foundation

Flagler Garden

Non-Profit

Landscape Architects

Cadence

Landscape Architects

Girls' Club

Artist Curator

Valeria Yamamoto

Sculptor