Introduction to Melrose Park, Illinois
Melrose Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles W of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center) and 11 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area. There are an estimated 23,171 people in Melrose Park.
Melrose Park History
In 1873, the Melrose Land Company subdivided the land now known as Melrose Park. The village of Melrose was established in 1882. The area was renamed Melrose Park in 1894. A number of manufacturing companies operated in this area. Among these were National Malleable and Steel Castings, Edward Hines Lumber Company, and the American Brake Shoe and Foundry Company. Kiddieland, the oldest amusement park of the region, was built in Melrose Park in 1929.
Melrose Park and nearby Attractions
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
- Brookfield Zoo
- Cernan Earth & Space Center
- Ernest Hemingway Museu
- William W. Powers State Recreation Area
- Wonder Works
Things To Do In Melrose Park
While staying in Melrose Park, you can visit the Kiddieland Amusement Park. You can also visit the Eisenhower Park, Bataan Park, Fleck Park, and Bulger Park. You can enjoy shopping at the Winston Plaza Shopping Center. The Melrose Park Methodist Church and Melrose Park Bible Church are also worth visiting. The Brookfield Zoological Park and the McFetridge Sports Center at California Park are nearby.
Melrose Park Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is close to the village.
Melrose Park Higher Education
Triton College and City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College are nearby.