• 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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  • New Hours!

    Beginning October 1, the grounds of the memorial will be open to the public from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. This applies to all foot traffic and vehicles. For questions, call (915) 532-7273.

  • ¡Horario Nuevo!

    A partir del 1ero de octubre, se abren los terrenos del parque desde las 7 a.m. hasta las 10 p.m. Esto vale para el tráfico peatonal igual al de vehículos. Si tiene preguntas, llame al (915) 532-7273.

  • 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.

August Events

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Date: August 3, 2012
Contact: Anne Doherty-Stephan, 915.532.7273 x124

Chamizal National Memorial is pleased to announce several exciting upcoming events to be held at our local national park in the coming weeks. Unless noted otherwise, all events are free of charge. We hope you'll join us for these exciting events.

Through August 31 Local artist Michael Washer's "Desert Heart" exhibit is featured in the Abrazos Gallery, located in the west wing of the Visitor Center which is open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 4 at 11 a.m. Junior Ranger Story Time. The park invites children to come read a story and do a thematically-related craft with a Park Ranger. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Sunday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m. Music Under the Stars Come listen to the Motown sound of The Big Easy from right here in El Paso this Sunday at the park's outdoor amphitheater. This annual concert series is hosted through a partnership with the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. Reminder that no pets or outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Friday, August 10 from 2-4 p.m. in the Spanish Garden. Come learn about collagraphy, a print-making process at a free workshop with local artists Oscar Moya and Lydia Limas. This workshop is sponsored by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. At 7:30 p.m., the Pan American Dance Institute will present "The Lady of the White Sands" in the Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, seniors, and children.

Saturday, August 11 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Opening reception for the "Esencia de Mujer: The Essence of Womanhood" exhibit by the Juntos Art Association in the Los Paisanos Gallery. The exhibit will be open through September 26. At 7:30 p.m., the Pan American Dance Institute will present "The Lady of the White Sands" in the Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, seniors, and children.

Sunday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. Music Under the Stars Come listen to Mariachi Reyna de los Angeles from El Monte, California at the park's outdoor amphitheater. This annual concert series is hosted through a partnership with the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. This is the final concert for the 2012 season. Reminder that no pets or outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Saturday, August 18 at 11 a.m. in the Spanish Garden. This month's Junior Ranger Craft Program is extra special. Children and families are invited to come make clay bowls that will help feed local El Paso residents in need with Park Rangers and UTEP students involved in this community project.

At 6 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 19 Expressions Dance Academy will perform ballet numbers in the Theater.

A reminder that children of all ages can complete age-related activities and earn their Junior Ranger badge and patch to become Chamizal National Memorial Junior Rangers at these events as well as any other day.

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.