• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.


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  • Alcohol Ban for Visitor Safety

    From June 1 through August 31, the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages without a permit is prohibited. During Music Under the Stars concerts, alcohol may be purchased within the memorial boundary. More »

  • Construction Activity Near E Paisano Drive and S San Marcial Street

    If entering the park from E Paisano Drive and S Marcial Street please be extra cautious. Pay close attention to the temporary road signs during the ongoing construction activity there.

Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger

A new Junior Ranger poses in our visitor center


Junior Ranger Program
A Junior Park Ranger booklet is available at the visitor center so young people between the ages of 6 and 11 can learn more about the Memorial during their visit. Participants must correctly complete sections of this booklet to earn a free Junior Ranger badge.

Little Ranger Coloring Book
A coloring book is available at the Visitor Center information desk for our park visitors younger than 6-years old.

Wilderness Explorer Junior Ranger Book
Children 8-years old up to adults can become Wilderness Explorers with this nation-wide junior ranger program. To participate and earn a wilderness badge, ask a ranger at the visitor center and complete sections of the book.

Green Junior Ranger Program
Chamizal is currently writing a new junior ranger book! Stay tuned for the environmentally-friendly Green Junior Ranger Program.

Did You Know?

Ambassadors Mann (U.S.) and Tello (Mexico)

The two official signatures on the Chamizal Convention of 1963 are not those of the President of the United States and Mexico, but of Ambassador Thomas Mann of the United States and Ambassador Manual Tello of Mexico. More...