• 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.

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?

Ambassadors Mann (U.S.) and Tello (Mexico)

The two official signatures on the Chamizal Convention of 1963 are not those of the President of the United States and Mexico, but of Ambassador Thomas Mann of the United States and Ambassador Manual Tello of Mexico. More...