Park Avenue, Queensland
Passengers on the Park Avenue route bus, 1930
|Population||5,094 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||10 m (33 ft)|
Park Avenue is bounded on the south-west by the Fitzroy River, which divides Rockhampton from North Rockhampton. There is a road bridge from the Rockhampton CBD to the south-west to Park Avenue, which carries the Bruce Highway through Rockhampton towards the north.
The Alexandra Railway Bridge also crosses from the CBD to Park Avenue, carrying the North Coast line from Rockhampton railway station south of the river to Park Avenue where it proceeds north through Park Avenue to Kawana. Park Avenue is served by two railway stations, Park Avenue railway station in the centre of the suburb and Glenmore Junction railway station in the south of the suburb and. The Yeppoon railway line separates from the North Coast line immediately south of Glenmore Junction, travelling south-east into Berserker.
The suburb is predominantly residential with an industrial area in the south and another in the north-west. Stockland Rockhampton is a major shopping centre in the eastern corner of the suburb. There is also commercial strip along Yaamba Road, the north-eastern boundary of the suburb.
The Kershaw Botanic Gardens and the Tom Nutley Field are along the south-western edge of the suburb with Queen's Park on the southern tip of the suburb, beside the Fitzroy River and the road bridge.
St Stanislaus College, a Catholic boys secondary school, opened in 1958 and Marian College, a Catholic girls secondary school, opened in 1964. These schools merged to form Emmaus College, a co-educational Catholic secondary school, opening on 1 February 1983.
On the median strip of the Bruce Highway on the border of Park Avenue and Norman Gardens is one of the seven Big Bulls statues that decorate Rockhampton, which regards itself as the Beef Capital of Australia. The Big Bulls are listed as one of Australia's big things.
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Media related to Park Avenue, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons
- "Park Avenue". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.