• 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.

    Chamizal

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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.

For Teachers

The education staff at Chamizal National Memorial welcomes you and your students to explore the park learning about local history, delving into the importance of the memorial on the international stage, participating in different cultural arts forms, and reconnecting with nature through curriculum driven experiences.

In this For Teachers section, you'll find all you need to plan a successful field trip to the park, download lesson plans, register for education theater events, and schedule a guest speaker to meet with your students. You'll also find links to checking out virtual field trips through the entire national park system.

Sign-up to receive e-newsletters designed for teachers to stay up-to-date with seasonal park programs.

 
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Spotted ground squirrels peek out of their burrow on the Chamizal park grounds.
 

We encourage you to visit the History & Culture page. There you will find bulletins that discuss the Memorial's history.

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...