The Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho Activity Center offers year round activities and events for children and adults.

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.

Lorraine "Grandma" Camacho Activity Center

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

All in-person programs are suspended until further notice. 

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

Youth, Teen, and Family Virtual Programs

Dirt Divas

Nature Club: Stay Wild!

Cubs Club

Virtual Creators Club

Family Nights

Adult Virtual Programs

Adult Social Hour

Adult Lecture Series

    Click the banner below to register for Adult Virtual Programs

    Register Online


    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!

    Registration Forms

      Staff

      Site Supervisor:  Ryan Eaker

      Program Coordinator: Athan Bernal

      Program Specialist:  Theron Sweet

      Building and Grounds Assistant: Masoud Emaratsaz

      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.