• 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

    National Memorial Texas

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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.

Middle & High School Classrooms

A ranger stands on stage facing a theater full of high school students.

Career Day Talks
Rangers will visit classrooms to share the NPS mission and provide information on the various career paths of park rangers.
Pre-K through 12th: Social Studies & Career Investigation

Cooperative Comics
Following a discussion on comics as literature and art, students create comic panels that identify conflicts at school, as well as brainstorm ways to minimize effects of those conflicts.
5th through 8th: Language Arts, Social Skills & Visual Arts

Let's Move Outdoors
A series of lesson plans designed to engage kids in fun, outdoor activities that teaches them the history of the Chamizal.
6th through 8th: Social Studies, Language Arts & Physical Education

Siglo De Oro
In-school outreach program brings university-level theater performers and academics to deliver an interactive lesson on Spain's Golden Age of literature and theater.
6th through 12th: Foreign Language, Social Studies & Theater Arts

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.