The Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho Activity Center is dedicated to providing quality outdoor recreation, nature-based education, and cultural art programs to youth, teens, and adults.  Camacho specializes in adventure programming such as mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, filmmaking, hiking, and much more!

CLOSURE NOTICE

​​​​​​In light of public health concerns due to COVID-19, the Camacho Activity Center is closed until further notice. Please check the closure page for updates regarding this and other Austin Parks and Recreation Department facilities. Check back for updates on our programs. All in-person programs are suspended until further notice. 

Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho Activity Center

 

Get your bike fixed at the Camacho Activity Center!

Free Bike Repairs

Camacho is offering bike repairs and other bike maintenance services to the community for free! Click the Online Registration banner below to sign up. 

Register Online

 

 

Click the flyer below to view and register for our  virtual programs!

Youth, Teen, and Family Virtual Programs

Nature Club

Dirt Divas

Cubs Club

Film Club

Adult Virtual Programs

Social Hour

Lecture Series

 

Click here to register for Adult Virtual Programs


More At Home Activities from Camacho

Fun at home

Bored at home? Take a try at some or all of these fun at-home activities! Click each activity link below to find out more. 

Follow the Camacho Instagram page for some more activities and tutorials to help bust that boredom! 

Bike Tutorials
  1. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 1- Tubes
  2. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 2 - Removing the Wheels on a Single Speed Bike
  3. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 3 - The Multi-Tool
  4. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 4 - Removing Mountain Bike Wheels
  5. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 5 - V-brakes
  6. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 6 - How to Fix a Flat
  7. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 7 - Gears
  8. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 8 - Bolts!
  9. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 9 - Fixing a broken chain
  10. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 10 - Bike Accessories
  11. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 11 - Rider Accessories
  12. Two Wheel Tips: Episode 12 - Cleaning a Mountain Bike
Virtual Hikes

Blunn Creek Nature Preserve: Central Austin, 78704

Stephenson Nature Preserve - coming soon!


Site Supervisor:  Ryan Eaker

Program Coordinator: Athan Bernal

Program Specialist:  Theron Sweet

Building and Grounds Assistant: Masoud Emaratsaz

Registration Forms

Historical Information

The Center is dedicated in honor of community matriarch Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho. Mrs. Camacho lived on Canterbury Street for more than 40 years. She was an advocate for children and a strong community. She volunteered for many years with the Reading Is Fundamental program. Over the years she was someone the neighborhood children could trust and know she would protect them as though she were their parent. She offered her house as one of the first McGruff House, a safe house for children. Mrs. Camacho spent endless hours working in her community and working to enhance the life of her community and the community’s children. Her legacy of community lives on at the Camacho Activity Center.