• 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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    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 »

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    From July 8 through September 30, 2014 crews will resurface sections of the park's walking trail and install new drainage culverts. Sections of trail will be temporarily closed. For your safety, please obey all closure signs. More »

For Kids

Ranger with Junior Ranger and Puppets

Puppet shows have been a popular program for many years. This Junior Ranger shows off her own paper puppet to Ranger Becky and a member of the puppet cast.


Become a Chamizal Junior Ranger. Stop by the visitor center and pick up a Junior Ranger book. Junior Rangers can earn a patch or a badge and be sworn in as an official National Park Junior Ranger.

Check out our Park Fun page for more great activities and printable material.

Special events like National Junior Ranger Day bring participants, park rangers and new friends together for a day of fun.

Go to our Calendar of Events schedule and the Gallery Page to find out what's happening at the park during your visit.

2012 Junior Ranger Day
One lucky Junior Ranger meets Chami the Spotted Ground Squirrel during our Junior Ranger Day celebration.

Did You Know?

Chalk Drawing

The Chamizal Convention of 1963 settled a 100-year long boundary dispute with Mexico. The Memorial is the only NPS site that commemorates the unique way the Chamizal Dispute was settled –through goodwill, diplomacy, mutual cooperation and cross-cultural understanding. More...