• 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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  • Phone System Problems

    We are currently experiencing problems with our automated phone system. For general information or to speak to someone in the visitor center, please dial 915-532-7273, extension 113, between 10 am and 5 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Problemas Telefónicos

    Actualmente existen problemas con el sistema telefónico. Para información general o para comunicarse con el centro de visitantes, marque 915-532-7273, extensión 113 entre las horas de 10 am y 5 pm. Disculpe la molestia.

  • 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.

  • Construcción por las Calles San Marcial y Paisano

    Al dirigirse hacia el parque desde el lado de las calles Paisano y San Marcial, tenga mucho cuidado. Preste atención a la señales temporales de construcción mientras realizan esa obra.

  • 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 »

  • Prohibición del Alcohol por Seguridad de los Visitantes

    Del 1 de junio hasta el 31 de agosto, se prohibe tener y consumir bebidas alcohólicas. Durante los conciertos de Música Alfresco, se permite tomar alcohol de las ventas autorizadas dentro del parque solamente.

Elementary Guest Speakers

A teacher-ranger-teacher stands in a school hallway about to enter an elementary classroom.

Chamizal Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Ginger Simons prepares to enter a 2nd grade classroom.

Books & Rangers
This program delivers literature into classrooms that focuses on a different cultural group represented in our community.
Pre-K & K: Language Arts & Social Studies

Chami the Ground Squirrel Storytime
Chami presents a story about desert wildlife that teaches kids about the satisfaction of admiring nature from a distance.
Pre-K through 1st: Language Arts & Social Studies

Chamizal & Friendship

Consider what it means to be a friend through the Chamizal story and a theater arts exercise.
K & 1st: Social Studies & Theater Arts

My Community
Locate Chamizal on a map and then trace a route to get from your school to the park. Introduces and reinforces concepts associated with reading and mapmaking.
2nd: Social Studies

A Lesson on Cooperation

Explore the characteristics of a cooperative person by using puzzle pieces and musical sounds.
1st & 2nd: Social Studies, Health & Music

Pop-Up Book Program
Students construct a foldable book with worksheets that guide them on a path to discover what the park is about and what recreational resources are available.
3rd through 5th: Math, Social Studies & Language Arts

Science Fair Judges
Students love explaining their experiments to uniformed park rangers! Please request rangers at least 2 weeks prior to your science fair.
Pre K through 5th: Science

Urban Adaptations
Students explore how barrel cactus and spotted ground squirrels (species represented at Chamizal) have adapted to living in a desert environment.
3rd through 5th : Science

Did You Know?

Rio Grande / Rio Bravo river

The only natural boundary between the United States and Mexico is the Rio Grande River, which was established in 1848 by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Rio Bravo, as the river is known in Mexico, makes up about 1000 miles of the 2000-mile border between the two countries.