• 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.

VIPs: Volunteers-in-Parks

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VIPs helping out around the Chamizal.
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Are you looking for an opportunity to help your community? Do you want to help keep Chamizal National Memorial an amazing place? Maybe learn some new skills? Then check out the opportunities to be a VIP (Volunteer-in-Parks) at Chamizal National Memorial. Come help the National Park Service to preserve, protect, and interpret one of the country's special places!

As a special Thank You to all NPS Volunteers, they will receive a free Volunteer-in-Parks Annual Pass (worth $80) once they accrue 250 hours. This pass covers admission to all Federal Lands for one year.

Volunteer opportunities at Chamizal National Memorial include:

  • Park Promoter - Promote the National Park Service and Chamizal National Memorial throughout the El Paso area including community groups, special events, and school visits
  • Puppeteer - Join the Chamizal National Memorial puppeteer team. Work with hand puppets and marionettes to help tell the Chamizal Story
  • Visitor Center and Interpretation- Help with visitor center operations, meet visitors from all over the world and help tell the Chamizal story
  • Education Program - Help with education programs and projects
  • Grounds - Help keep the memorial a beautiful place to visit
  • Theater - There are a variety of ways to help our theater operations and learn some new skills along the way
  • Administration - Help the Administration division keep the park running like a well-oiled machine
  • Group Activities - If you have a group looking to do some volunteer work, contact us for a tailor-made activity that helps you and helps the memorial

You can also check out our listings on United Way El Paso.

To find out more:
Call the volunteer coordinator at 915-532-7273 x 127


Find out more about volunteering with the National Park Service.

Did You Know?

Ambassadors Mann (U.S.) and Tello (Mexico)

The two official signatures on the Chamizal Convention of 1963 are not those of the President of the United States and Mexico, but of Ambassador Thomas Mann of the United States and Ambassador Manual Tello of Mexico. More...