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.
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 Main Course
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.
Who Support the Trail?
Since 2015 businesses, non-profits, and cultural organizations have worked together to build this Trail’s vision:
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?
How long will Mockingbird Trail be?
Why the Mockingbird?
When did Mockingbird Trail launch?
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.
Phase 1 of Mockingbird Trail the Evidence Series was made possible by
BBX Capital Foundation
Mockingbird Trail has been underwritten by the BBX Capital Foundation
Phase 2 of Mockingbird Trail MAIN COURSE was made possible by
BBX Capital Foundation
Main Course has been underwritten by the BBX Capital Foundation