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VISION

Envisioning the future of Mockingbird Trail

Mockingbird Trail will transform the urban walking experience for Fort Lauderdale’s downtown neighborhood into an 8-mile urban trail route and linear park destination. Mockingbird Trail is the solution the County, City, and our Neighborhood Associations have spent decades studying and communicating their needs for. The Trail provides Fort Lauderdale citizens and visitors with safe, equitable access to parks, cultural centers, businesses, and educational institutions.

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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    Main Course

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

Who Support the Trail?

Since 2015 businesses, non-profits, and cultural organizations have worked together to build this Trail’s vision:

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 videos and follow the Trail through social media to stay up-to-date on what’s new.

What is the mission for Mockingbird Trail?

 The Mockingbird Trail creates a civic identity, unifies our downtown neighborhoods, and improves quality of life through the development of an 8-mile landscaped pedestrian and bike route linking Fort Lauderdale’s abundant recreational, health, business, government, educational, and cultural offerings. 

How long will Mockingbird Trail be?

 Mockingbird Trail will transform the urban walking experience for Fort Lauderdale’s downtown neighborhood into an 8-mile urban trail route and linear park destination. 

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 1st phase, the evidence series was held during the sixth annual Art Fallout hosted by ensemble member, Girls’ Club on October 17th, 2015.

What’s next?

We need your support; together each of us can make this Trail a reality. 

There are a variety of ways to contribute:

 

  • Contact your elected officials to advocate for the creation of the Trail.
  • Help us spread the word; share information on the Trail with your neighbors.
  • Donate or become a corporate sponsor.
  • Volunteer with Mockingbird Trail for Trail Events, Trail clean-ups, and project awareness events.
  • Follow the Trail and participate in community workshops and outreach events so that your voice is heard.

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THE TEAM

Phase 1 of Mockingbird Trail the Evidence Series was 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

THE TEAM

Phase 2 of Mockingbird Trail MAIN COURSE was made possible by

Community Foundation of Broward

Mockingbird Trail is the recipient of the Community Foundation of Broward’s 2017 Art of Community: The Engagement Challenge Fund Grant.

Landscape Architects

BBX Capital Foundation

Main Course has been underwritten by the BBX Capital Foundation

Friends of Mockingbird Trail

501(c)(3)
Not-for-Profit

Landscape Architects

Cadence Landscape Architects

Creative Director and Sensory,
Design and Production

Unconventional

Mural Visual Artists and
Mural Production Team

Lighthouse of Broward

Trail Neighbor
and Mural Location