• 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.


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February 20, 2014
2014 Siglo Art Exhibition
2014 Siglo de Oro Art Exhibition opens

February 12, 2014
“River People” Exhibit Showing in Los Paisanos Gallery
River People Art Exhibition Opening

February 12, 2014
Public Reception Scheduled for 2014 Siglo de Oro Festival
2014 Siglo de Oro Spanish Drama Festival Reception Time Announced

February 11, 2014
2014 Siglo de Oro Festival Line-Up
2014 Siglo de Oro Line-Up Announced

November 21, 2013
New Opportunities for Food and Beverage Vendors
2014-2015 Food and Beverage Vendor Opportunities During Special Events

November 14, 2013
Passing of Gregory Spaulding
Passing of Chamizal Administrative Officer Gregory Spaulding.

April 29, 2013
2014 Permit Application Period Now Open
Theater booking packages and/or Special Use Permits for 2014 are now available.

February 04, 2013
Canceled: February Crafts Program
February's Junior Ranger Crafts Program is cancelled. See you in March!

February 01, 2013
Chamizal National Memorial and Friends Group Announce 2013 Siglo de Oro Festival and Events
2013 Siglo de Oro Festival and Surrounding Events

December 13, 2012
Deadline Extended for the 2013 Siglo de Oro International Spanish Drama Festival Art Contests
New deadline for art submissions

December 13, 2012
New Art Exhibit This Sunday
New Art Exhibition Opening Sunday, December 16th

December 13, 2012
Deadline for 2013 Permit Applications
Deadline for 2013 Permit Applications

November 27, 2012
2013 Siglo de Oro Art Contest
Deadline for Siglo de Oro Art Contest

November 09, 2012
Permit Application Period
Special Use permits are available for July through December 2013 events.

October 11, 2012
Tejido Fronterizo Opening
Art Gallery Show Opening and Reception information

August 03, 2012
August Events
August events

June 06, 2012
Music Under the Stars 2012 Season
Announcing the Music Under the Stars 2012 season

June 06, 2012
Siglo Call for Proposals
For parties interested in performing at Siglo de Oro Spanish Drama Festival 2013.

May 14, 2012
Agreement with Pan American Health Organization and Ecoclub
Chamizal National Memorial formalizes partnership with Pan American Health Organization and EcoClub "El Chamizal".

April 15, 2012
Junior Ranger Day
Chamizal is hosting a day of family-friendly activities for Junior Ranger Day. Saturday, April 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

March 22, 2012
New Opportunity for Alcohol Vendors
Chamizal opens new opportunity for alcohol vendors.

March 21, 2012
Workshop for Special Use Permit Applicants
Multiple dates offered for workshops

December 01, 2011
New Opportunity for Food Vendors
Chamizal has food vendor business opportunities.

November 10, 2011
Los Que Se Quedan
Gallery Exhibition 11-10-11 through 12-10-11

July 13, 2011
Proposed Park Projects
Public comment period for new park projects.

March 29, 2011
Alcohol Ban Information Session
Public meetings regarding ban of alcohol.

January 18, 2011
Poster for 36th Siglo de Oro
Siglo de Oro Poster Winner Announced

September 14, 2010
Romeo and Juliet
The 36th Annual Siglo de Oro Drama Festival Line-Up is Announced.

April 09, 2010
New Programs for Children
Two new programs for kids

December 16, 2009
Pet Awareness
Bark in the Park! Chamizal hosting Pet Awareness event in January.

October 07, 2009
Story Time!
Announcing New Storytime program for Children

June 26, 2009
35th Annual Siglo de Oro Poster
35th Siglo de Oro Poster Winner Announced

April 29, 2009
Park Puppet Program Entertains and Educates
Rangers at Chamizal now offer puppet shows.

April 21, 2009
VIP Under the Stars Opportunity
Chamizal announces a new volunteer program for Music Under the Stars.

March 26, 2009
Calling All Artists
Chamizal National Memorial seeking poster artist for 35th anniversary Siglo de Oro Drama Festival.

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...