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!


​​​​​​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

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.


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Site Supervisor:  Ryan Eaker

Program Coordinator: Athan Bernal

Program Specialist:  Theron Sweet

Building and Grounds Assistant: Masoud Emaratsaz


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