Russell Avenue Reserve is 0.1333 hectares in size and is located on the corner of Russell and Bracken Avenues in northeastern Te Aroha. The reserve is bounded to the north by Bracken Avenue, to the east by East Avenue, to the south by Russell Avenue, and to the west by residential properties. The site is moderately flat, grassed, and with a small playground.
The Operative District Plan identifies this site as a Reserve in the Residential Zone. It also identifies the site as being within a flood hazard area.
Russell Avenue Reserve was acquired through the subdivision of nearby land.