Last Friday, Thinkwell got the opportunity to give back to our community through the Entrepreneur's Foundation's annual Fall Service Day. This year, over 500 volunteers from almost two dozen companies came to Austin's Zilker Park to build park benches, weed out invasive plant species, plant wildflowers, and much more.
Thinkwell volunteers were assigned to the Rattlesnake Team, which meant that we got to help clean up the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. The Sculpture Garden is apart from the rest of Zilker in a shady grove full of compelling artwork and verdant plant life--in short, you'd be hard-pressed to think of a more beautiful place to spend the day raking leaves and clearing debris from pathways to make them more wheelchair-accessible.
At lunch, a series of speakers from Austin's Parks and Recreation department taught us about the park's importance. From hosting festivals like Austin City Limits to helping preserve the habitat of the Barton Springs salamander, Zilker plays many roles in the community--plus the playgrounds and swimming areas make it a fantastic place for kids! Thinkwell is proud to have played our part in keeping Zilker Park and the city of Austin beautiful.
Photo courtesy of Umlauf Sculpture Garden website.