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!
Feather Tales I Feather Tales II Step ‘n Hop Hatching
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.
PHASE ONE OF THE TRAIL
• 6 Trail Stops (5 sculptures, 1 mural)
• 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
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.
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The Trail is made possible by
BBX Capital Foundation
Mockingbird Trail has been underwritten by the BBX Capital Foundation