• 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 »

  • Trail Improvements Begin July 2014

    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 »

  • 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.

Outrageous Fortune Theatre Program

OFTC's Layle Chambers in character with sword and helmet.

OFTC's style of fun and meaningful audience participation begins even before the start of the performance.

Something for Everyone!

Chamizal National Memorial and Outrageous Fortune Theatre Company (OFTC) are again teaming up to bring this new production by the professional Shakespearian troupe to the park's stage.

The interactive style of OFTC gives 3rd through 6th grade students a wonderful imprint of classic literature and performance, offers TEKS aligned study-guides, and pre- and post-performance activities. Each performance is 45-minutes in length and is limited to 470 seats for students, teachers and chaperones. Please call early to reserve your seats as the Memorial's theater fills quickly.

Bus transportation funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call the park's education staff for reservations and information on receiving transportation funds: (915) 532-7273 x112.

These student presentations are sponsored by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Learn more about the Outrageous Fortune Theatre Company and their work in the El Paso community.

2006 Outrageous Fortune Theater Company
Students interacting with OFTC.

Did You Know?

Boundary Markers

The land that Chamizal sits on belonged to Mexico until the 1960s. You can walk along the historic US-Mexico border when you visit the memorial. More...