Here's how Land Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary
It's the 100th anniversary of William Land Park, and the celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 with a concert by the Sacramento Philharmonic, special ice cream from Vic's and a screening of the movie "Coco" at dusk.
Mayor Darrell Steinberg joined reporter Bethany Crouch from Good Day Sacramento on Friday morning to kick off the fun by taking a few shots on the Land Park Golf Course putting green. The golf course was in danger of closing this spring when the Mayor and his colleagues on the Sacramento City Council intervened. The City worked out a deal with Morton Golf LLC -- which already ran the city's other golf courses -- to take over operations.
"My colleagues and I said, 'There's no way we're going to close this community treasure,'" Mayor Steinberg told Crouch.
The shoot went slightly awry when Crouch dropped her coffee on camera while she and Mayor sampled the special Vic's ice cream flavor, mint chip cookie.
But the ice cream tasted good, and the Mayor shared his coffee.
"Ice cream in the morning; it's great to be Mayor," he said.