• 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.

Park Fun (Divercion en el Parque)

Whether you pack a picnic, ride a bike through the trails, or participate in kid-orientated programs, Chamizal is a place for the family to explore the park and spend time with each other.

El Chamizal es un lugar por la familia a hacer picnic, andar en bicicleta, o participar en programas de niño.

 
Explore a new culture through crafts

Junior Rangers making Japanese Mixuhiki (gift wrapping) during Saturday Crafts. (Los Junior Rangers hacen Mixuhiki Japones durante los artesanía Sabado.)

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Junior Ranger Saturday Crafts!
Explore world cultures through crafts at Chamizal! Beads, yarn, glue and scissors are just some of the items used to investigate what life is like in other parts of the globe. Families delve into hands-on activities and discover the similarities among world cultures through simple craft projects during this hour-long program. Past crafts include Greek Worry Beads, Japanese Mixuhiki (gift wrapping), Corn Husk Dolls, and Goodwill Message Flags.

Saturday Crafts is held at 11 am on the third Saturday of each month. The program and art material are free. Contact Chamizal staff for more information (915) 532-7273 x113.

 

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Did You Know?

Chamizo Plant

Chamizal National Memorial is named after a plant. Chamizal means "land where the chamiso grows". The Spanish word "chamiso" is the common name for four-wing saltbush (atriplex canescens). More...