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.
The Chamizal Issue is more than just the story of a boundary dispute in El Paso, TX, it encompasses the larger story of the borderlands and the shared history of the United States and Mexico.
It is a story of wars (hot and cold), floods, revolutions, and finally, peace.
Explore the links below to dive deeper into the Chamizal story.
La cuestion de el Chamizal es mas que uno historia sobre limites en disputa en El Paso, Texas. Envuelve una larga historia de las fronteras y la historia compartida de Estados Unidos y Mexico.
Es una historia de guerras (caliente y fria), indudaciones, revoluciones, y finalmente, la paz.
Examine los enlaces de abajo para que se profundice mas en la historia de el Chamizal.
The Mexican Revolution (tambien en Español)
Floods and the Chamizal Issue (tambien en Español)
Arbitration of 1911 (tambien en Español)
Chamizal Dispute from 1911-1960 (tambien en Español)
Did You Know?
During the talks that led up to the Chamizal Convention, instead of rendering handshakes, both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson were encouraged to greet their Mexican counterparts with an Abrazo – a customary embrace that is still widely practiced in the Southwest.