Concrete cottontails invade park
Giant rabbit sculptures in Civic Center complex draw attention: Whats up with those bunnies?
By Emily Foxhall
6:58 PM PST, January 9, 2014
Near a busy corner in Newport Beach, 14 giant concrete rabbits sit on their haunches, poofy tails poking out behind them, long ears perking straight up. They form a circle, facing inward, and stare at each other through painted pastel eyes.
Its an assembly that has befuddled Newport Beach residents and visitors alike, earning the nickname “Bunnyhenge” because of the resemblance both in shape and mystery to the English monument.
“Whats up with those bunnies?” is a common question posed to city employees, said Newport city spokeswoman Tara Finnigan.