• 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 »

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    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.

Kids' Gallery

What makes Chamizal so special?

Second graders from area elementary schools in the El Paso Independent School District drew pictures that help answer this question.



What do you think makes Chamizal so special?
Submit your drawings (and sentences) that answer this question.

Drawings can be mailed (see below) to Chamizal staff. Have fun and can't wait to see your drawings!

Chamizal National Memorial
Kids' Gallery Coordinator
800 South San Marcial
El Paso, Texas 79905


Kids throughout the community are invited to submit their drawings about Chamizal National Memorial to be posted here on the web. For every picture you submit, you need to have at least two sentences describing your drawing before we can publish your work.

Did You Know?

Rio Grande cemented riverbed - view from Juarez

4.1 miles of the riverbed between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez were cemented as part of the Chamizal Convention of 1963. Before the treaty, torrential spring rainfall would cause the Rio Grande to turn into a wild and unforgiving river, causing loss of life and property. More...