AUSTIN -- Nearly 50 volunteers worked at Pease Park in Austin on Monday to help clean up around the park for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Over the past few years, volunteers have spread mulch and picked up trash and debris throughout the 44-acre park.
"We have a task for everybody. I'm hoping people will see this and keep this going for generations to come," said Pease Park Executive Director of Conservancy Andrew Gill.
Several University of Texas students volunteered their time at Pease Park. Student Fakher Aboshady said its his first time volunteering at Pease Park, and that this is a "day-on" and shouldn't be a day off when comes to helping out the community.
"MLK reminds us that its more than just being about yourself, it's about servicing the community, and servicing the world," Aboshady said.
People across the county have been using social media and the hashtag #MLKDay to share service events. Volunteers on Monday cleaned up the stretch of land along Lamar Boulevard between Martin Luther King Boulevard and 15th Street.