The Land Park Community Association (LPCA) recently raised funds and commissioned three animal-shaped bike racks designed and built by Gina Rossi of Rossi Sculptural Designs. The unique and striking bike racks are outside the front entrance to the Sacramento Zoo and in the shape of a giraffe, chimpanzee and cheetah. They are created from recycled horse shoes which showcases recycling and repurposing items into something new and durable.
On Saturday, August 9th, LPCA board members, Councilmember Steve Hansen, artist Gina Rossi and Sacramento Zoo staff joined for the unveiling of the amazing bike racks.
The tragic news, released the day before, of Zoo Director Mary Healy's death while on her way to the Galapagos struck all those involved with the bike rack project and in a show of sympathy, Steve Hansen lead a moment of silence in her honor.
Gina Rossi also added a touching tribute by creating a custom heart for the new giraffe sculpture dedicated to Mary Healy and her impact on the community.
Thank you to the Land Park Association and Gina Rossi for making this wonderful bike rack project possible and for your heartfelt tribute to our Zoo Director.
|Chimpanzee bike rack|
|Cheetah bike rack|
|LPCA board members, Zoo board members, Councilmember Steve Hansen|
|The heart of the giraffe, dedicated to Mary Healy|
|Touching tribute to Mary Healy|
|Giraffe bike rack|