• 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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  • 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.

  • 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 »

  • Prohibición del Alcohol por Seguridad de los Visitantes

    Del 1 de junio hasta el 31 de agosto, se prohibe tener y consumir bebidas alcohólicas. Durante los conciertos de Música Alfresco, se permite tomar alcohol de las ventas autorizadas dentro del parque solamente.

Leave No Trace

Morning Jogger

Chamizal's trails are perfect for a morning jog.


Outdoor Ethics Aren't Just for Wilderness Areas

Visitors to Chamizal National Memorial are invited to picnic, play games, relax, fly kites, exercise, and much more on our grounds. Whether you have a large group for a game of soccer or want to spend the early morning jogging our paths, please remember national park Leave No Trace ethics.

Dispose of waste properly. Chamizal provides trash cans for garbage, recycle bins (blue bins for plastic, aluminum, and paper products), and ash cans to dispose of charcoal and BBQ ash. Glass containers are not allowed in the park at any time.

Wild creatures are protected here. Chamizal, as part of the National Park Service, serves as an urban protective harbor for wildlife within the memorial boundaries. Please do not disturb or feed wild animals. Enjoy them from a distance. Please remember to keep your pets leashed at all times so that they don't disturb the animals.

Respect other visitors. Remember to keep music at a comfortable volume. Others may be visiting to find solace and relaxation. When walking our trails, yield to joggers and others walking by.

Remember to leave what you find. As a national park site, collecting of any item (natural items, rocks, plants, historic or cultural) is prohibited. You may look and you may touch, but please leave the items for others to enjoy.

For more information on Leave No Trace ethics, click here. (clique aquí)

Music Under the Stars crowd
Visitors picnic and wait for the music to begin during Music Under the Stars.

Did You Know?

Boundary Markers

The land that Chamizal sits on belonged to Mexico until the 1960s. You can walk along the historic US-Mexico border when you visit the memorial. More...