Melrose Park considers itself to be an ethnically and culturally diverse community. In particular, many Hispanic/Latino families have come to call Melrose Park their home. There are many resources and opportunities to build thriving multicultural connections. The Mayors Hispanic Liaison partners with the Melrose Park government to help ensure economic inclusion and quality of life for HIspanic/Latino community members. Churches and the public library offer Spanish language and bilingual services and educational materials. Finally, Melrose Park's annual Hispanofest offers the public the opportunity to learn about Latin American music, arts and crafts, and food in its variety of organized events.
Faith and Worship
Melrose Park grounds its sense of community and belonging strongly in faith-based worship. Per Mayor Ron Serpico, Melrose Park attempts to recreate a time when "churches were central to family life." Melrose Park has many Christian churches that residents may choose to attend and in which they may become involved. Apostolic, Baptist, Evangelical, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic number among the denominations as well as a Non-Denominational, faith-based church. Spanish language churches and services are available to Hispanic/Latino community members. Should you be interested in learning more about the churches or denominations, their contact information is posted on Melrose Park's website.
Festivals and Fun!
Whether you are a baker or cook, arts/crafts person, or want to participate in the sharing of local multicultural life, look no further than Melrose Park. Melrose Park offers festivals where residents can showcase or tour vibrant celebrations of food, fun, music, and activity. Hispanofest offers a sampling of Hispanic/Latino cuisines and music and this event also includes a children's carnival for family-centered fun. Taste of Melrose Park is another annual festival that offers food, carnival events, and stage-based entertainment for children at affordable prices. It is easy as pie, so to speak, to eat, drink, and be merry at such events.