Avondale, Christchurch

Avondale is a suburb of Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand. It is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northeast of the city center, and is close to the Avon River, four kilometers to the northwest of its estuary. The suburb is centered on Avondale Road and so named due to its proximity to the Avon River. It has a good sized park on Mervyn Drive called Avondale Park. This park has a kids playground, a tennis court, basketball court, and a football field in winter. There is ample vacant red zone land in Avondale for activities such as leisure and dog walking. [1][2]

Avondale
Aftermath of the 2011 earthquake in Avondale
CountryNew Zealand
IslandSouth Island
RegionCanterbury
Territorial authorityChristchurch City Council
CityChristchurch
Area
  Total1.9645 km2 (0.7585 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
  Total4,296
  Density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)

Chisnallwood Intermediate is the main Intermediate school in the eastern suburbs, and is located in Avondale.