Chamizal - Western National Parks Association


National Memorial


Chamizal is more than an urban park to recreate or enjoy a quiet afternoon. These grounds represent the harmonious settlement of a 100-year boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico. Celebrate the cultures of the borderlands to promote the same mutual respect that helped to diplomatically resolve an international disagreement.

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Chamizal National Memorial, located in El Paso, Texas, is dedicated to the mutual friendship between the United States and Mexico. This site dedicates the sacrifice of more than five thousand US residents, who relocated after the signing of the Chamizal Treaty in 1962. The treaty resolved the dispute over if the border between the United States and Mexico moves with the changing course of the Rio Grande. Today Chamizal hosts public events. and embraces the spirit and diversity of the border cultures.

Since our founding in 1938

WNPA has provided more than

$126 million

in aid to our partner parks to fund educational programs, initiatives, and scientific research

Kids in Parks

National parks are places where kids can dream up great adventures! Taking in amazing scenery. Testing out new skills. Exploring places kids may have only heard about. But most importantly, creating new memories with friends and family.

Our public lands are our public commons. They belong to all of us as part of our natural and cultural heritage. They remind us of a larger world that has existed long before the arrival of humans and will survive long after we are gone. –Terry Tempest Williams, Author & Conservationist

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