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Youth and Teen Programs

Through fun and interactive activities using literature, visual and performance arts, and multimedia, kids and teens have the unique opportunity to participate in an array of cultural art classes, workshops, and camps. Important themes include Asian and Asian American history, contemporary issues, diaspora studies, and multiculturalism.

Register now at austintexas.gov/parksonline or in person at the AARC. Online Registration is available for most programs/events except for Youth Spring and Summer Camps. Account creation is required for new enrollees. If you have previously enrolled in a Parks and Recreation program before, please call us at (512) 974-1700 to get your account information.

The AARC offers school tours on a case by case basis that highlight Asian America by connecting the facility and its history to broader cultural themes. To inquire, please email us at aarc@austintexas.gov. 

Upcoming/Current Programs

Sugar and Spice: Learning Asian American Kitchen Staples | 6/10, 7/8, 8/12 | 11AM-12PM

Time to gather around the kitchen table! Take this hands-on cooking series at the AARC throughout the summer and learn basic cooking skills through simple and beloved recipes. Each session will be taught by either AARC staff or a community member and is a standalone session featuring a recipe unique to different Asian cuisines, filled with childhood nostalgia. Registration Required. Recipes and schedules listed below. All ages welcome, adult supervision for children required. Due to the nature of the cooking classes, recipes cannot be altered to accommodate food allergies; known allergies are noted below—if you have questions, please contact the AARC at aarc@austintexas.gov

RSVP on the AARC Eventbrite Page.


Saturday June 10 | 11AM-12PM – Filipino Champorado (contains dairy and chocolate)

Saturday July 8 | 11AM – 12PM – Korean Kimchi (contains shellfish)

Saturday August 12 | 11AM – 12PM – Vietnamese Đồ Chua


Youth Registration Form

Adult Registration Form

Parent Manual (English) | Parent Manual (Spanish)

Permission to Give Medication Form

Tour/Field Trip Request Form