Avondale Community Information

  • Avondale, Arizona

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To keep pace with the rapidly- growing population, a variety of cultural, economic, recreational and educational advantages have evolved. Avondale offers nearly 200 acres of parks and 7.5 miles of lakeside trails for active and passive activities.

avondale-1The Base & Meridian Wildlife area is a rich riparian habitat located along the Gila River abounding with many species of fish, birds and wildlife, as well as hiking and recreational opportunities. It has been designated as a significant birding corridor by the National Audubon Society. As the only city in the Valley where three rivers converge, Avondale celebrates its lush natural resources with the Tres Rios Nature Festival each spring.

From the soccer fields of Friendship Park to the high excitement of Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), Avondale has something for everyone. PIR is billed as the world’s fastest one-mile paved oval and plays host to multiple NASCAR® events annually, each attracting nearly 400,000 enthusiasts and hundreds of race teams, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars in the state and local economy. Avondale is also home to the Randall McDaniel Sports Complex, which offers 83,000 square feet of indoor arena-type sports, while Friendship Park, with its ten multipurpose fields, hosts soccer tournaments and special events year round.

Avondale is gaining a reputation as a budding artist community in Historic Avondale (Western Avenue and Central), which is home to various forms of public art displays, murals, and hosts location for monthly Art Walks.

avondale-4From the soccer fields of Friendship Park to the high excitement of Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), Avondale has something for everyone. PIR is billed as the world’s fastest one-mile paved oval and plays host to multiple NASCAR events annually, each attracting nearly 400,000 enthusiasts and hundreds of race teams, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars in the state and local economy. Avondale is also home to the Randall McDaniel Sports Complex, which offers 83,000 square feet of indoor arena type sports, while Friendship Park, with its ten multipurpose fields, hosts soccer tournaments and special events year round.

avondale-3Avondale is gaining reputation as a budding artist community in Historic Avondale (Western Avenue and Central), which is home to various forms of public art displays, murals, and hosts location for monthly Art Walks.

Manmade Attractions:

  • Phoenix International Raceway
  • Randall McDaniel Sports Complex
  • Friendship Park
  • Festival Fields Park
  • Civic Center Campus and Amphitheater
  • Civic Center Library
  • Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library
  • Historic Avondale, Artist Corridor
  • Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery

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Natural Attractions:

  • Estrella Mountain Range, competitive Mountain Bike Trail (County Park, bike trail accessible behind PIR)
  • Base & Meridian Wildlife Area
  • Tres Rios (Gila, Agua Fria, Salt)
  • Monument Hill (Base & Meridian Historical Marker Point)