• 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.

Workshop for Special Use Permit Applicants

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Date: March 21, 2012
Contact: Anne Doherty-Stephan, 915-532-7273 x124

Chamizal National Memorial Announces Free Workshops for Upcoming Open Permit Application Period

Chamizal National Memorial is pleased to announce free informational workshops for applicants who want to use park facilities such as the theater for events and performances. These workshops are also in preparation for the open call for proposals and applications for Special Use Permits and Commercial Use Authorizations for the January - June, 2013 booking period. According to Superintendent Catherine Light, "All applicants are required to attend one of these free workshops every two years to learn about the park's policies and procedures. However, there have been several changes implemented in the past several months, so it is important that all user groups and potential applicants attend one of these upcoming workshops if they did not participate in those held last December."

Two workshops are scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, from 6-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 31, from 2-4:30 p.m. In order to prepare enough packets for each participant, the park respectfully requests that those planning to attend RSVP by Tuesday, March 27 by calling Chief of Interpretation, Education, and the Arts Anne Doherty-Stephan at (915) 532-7273 ext. 124.

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Chalk Drawing

Over 5,000 U.S. residents had to be moved from their homes and businesses in the area of El Paso that was to be handed over to Mexico, in agreement with the terms of the Chamizal Convention of 1963, at the government’s expense. More...