This north-western Brisbane suburb was opened up by a group of Lancashire dairy farmers in the 1850s. They brought the name of a Liverpool suburb with them in Everton - the Old English word for a bear farm.
Although no bears have been reported in these parts, they might have felt at home in the area which, although only about 10km from the heart of Brisbane, has retained its rural character for the first 100 years of settlement.
It took the post-World War II housing boom for suburbia to invade Everton Park. Today Everton Park is a largely residential suburb flanking Kedron Brook.
Separated from Brookside shopping centre by the creek, Teralba Park hosts a healthy frog habitat and its facilities include a children's playground, sporting amenities, cycling and walking tracks, a shelter and a BBQ-equipped picnic area.