Phillips Park Zoo

Cast Stone

1992

The pillars at the zoo entrance were constructed in April and dedicated on June 28. The entrance wall, consisting of stone letters that read “Phillips Park Zoo,” was built and installed in the fall. Sculptor Steven Weitzman was commissioned by the Aurora Public Art Commission to design the entrance pillars, which are decorated with American black bears on top, and animal sculptures on the sides. On each pillar there were three insets designed, one of a four-horned sheep, one of a fox and the other a swan, each on a different side of the pillar.