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City of Miami Welcomes The Underline Latest Milestone, the Phase 2 Hammock Trail

June 24, 2024
by Meg Daly

Friends of The Underline is excited to celebrate the opening of The Underline Phase 2 Hammock Trail at a special ribbon cutting with City of Miami officials on Thursday, June 27th at 12 PM.  

This exciting milestone recognizes the 5 miles of the 10-mile linear park passing through the City of Miami and spotlights the city’s contribution toward construction in this segment. Key highlights of this phase include the Hammock Playground and Plaza sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities, the Vizcaya Station Plaza, and the innovative Rain Garden, which provides natural solutions to increase resilience to flooding.

Mayor Francis Suarez, alongside City of Miami Commissioners, will participate in the ribbon cutting event on June 27th at 12 PM. The ceremony will serve as an opportunity for City of Miami officials to present The Underline as a gift to the city, symbolizing their commitment to enhancing urban spaces and fostering community quality of life and well-being.

Following the ceremony, Mayor Suarez and the Commissioners will greet children visiting the Hammock Playground for the ALY Art Engagement field trip, where they will contribute to a mural designed by the renowned artists Allison Matherly and Jeffrey Noble, known as the duo “we are nice’n easy.” The art piece is a captivating mural featuring collaged images of iconic South Florida fauna such as sea turtles, dolphins, and alligators, transformed into whimsical floats for pools, and is made possible by a generous grant from the Hearst Foundations.

The Hammock Trail offers a unique blend of recreational and educational experiences, promoting environmental sustainability and community engagement. The Rain Garden, in particular, stands as a testament to Miami’s commitment to using natural solutions for stormwater management, enhancing the city’s flooding resilience.

“We are honored to welcome our City of Miami partners helping to build Miami’s Underline urban park and trail with a shared passion for green spaces, multimodal transportation and programming and art serving and representing our diverse community,” says The Underline Founder Meg Daly. 

Event Details:

  • Date: June 27, 2024
  • Time: 12 PM
  • Location: Hammock Playground Plaza, The Underline Phase 2 Hammock Trail, 1523 SW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL


  • Ribbon cutting ceremony with City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioners
  • ALY Art Engagement field trip with children painting a mural designed by “we are nice’n easy” and supported by the Hearst Foundations

Friends of The Underline and Miami-Dade County have created a public-private project to create a linear park and trail below Metrorail spanning 10 miles from the Miami River to Dadeland. This event marks a significant milestone in The Underline’s development, further enhancing Miami’s urban landscape and providing valuable green spaces for residents and visitors alike. The project has been funded collaboratively from Miami-Dade County, State of Florida, Federal grants, City of Miami, City of Coral Gables and private sources.