Melrose Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 23,171 at the 2000 census. Melrose Park has long been home to a large Italian-American population, though it also contains many Mexican-Americans. It also is the home of Kiddieland Amusement Park, Maywood Park Racetrack, Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, and Stern Pinball, Inc.. Stern Pinball is the world's last manufacturer of coin-operated pinball machines. There is a railroad station in Melrose Park with daily service to Chicago.