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This is the current Hypoluxo town hall located at 7580 S. Federal Highway. The first town hall was a mobile home, later to be succeeded in 1980 by a converted home (dubbed the Kelly Building in honor of Alfred Kelly, Hypoluxo's mayor from 1978 to 1984). The present Town Hall was dedicated in 1996 and contains a spacious Council Chamber, a conference room, and offices for the Mayor, Town Clerk, and Building Department. The Town Hall's architecture is in the Key West style.



Hypoluxo Hammock is located on the grounds of the Town Hall. It was designed with four goals in mind: Recreate the site as it would have looked 100 years ago to the Barefoot Mailman as he began his trek to Miami. Create a coastal hammock which was so common to this particular area before housing development and the introduction of so many exotic and destructive plant species. Use only native species that after an initial 6 month establishment period would require no further irrigation or fertilizer other than what nature provides. Incorporate a drainage design that would retain nearly 100% of the entire site's rain run-off. Hypoluxo Hammock was designed by Hypoluxo Town Councilman Mark Hull and Richard Moyroud of Mesozoic Landscapes. The park was dedicated on March 9, 1996.



Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area on Hypoluxo Road just west of Federal Highway features an observation structure overlooking the Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area, which allows visitors to see what the the area looked like before it was developed.  Entrance to the trail system within the scrub is located under the observation structure.  A series of plaques, on the main level between the towers, explain the area's history from the early settlers in 1873 to Melton's Autorama in the 1960's.  A 14' tall Barefoot Mailman statue, by Frank Varga, honors the men who braved the elements on the 120 mile round trip trek and boat ride to deliver the mail.  Smaller sculptures, by Chrisanthy Vargo, represent what can be seen when visiting the scrub - a scrub jay, a bromeliad, a tortoise and a fox.  The park was dedicated July 3, 2005 during the Town's 50th Anniversary Celebration.   

 


Garnett Park is a new passive park is located at 7210 South Federal Highway.  It is a place to learn of the past and the experiences of the Barefoot Mailmen and to reflect on what the future might have in store for Hypoluxo residents.  A picnic table is available as well as benches.  Additional trees and landscaping will be added in the months ahead.  The sculpture, "Sail into the Future" by sculptor Frank Varga, moves with the wind to inspire new thoughts.