• 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 »

  • 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.

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.

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

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.