The diverse services are a strength of Mellunkylä. Everyday life is uncomplicated for families with children, for students and for the retired. The opportunities for hobbies are superb, and the BMX track, skiing tube and skateboarding possibilities are unique in Helsinki. The commercial services are available at the Kontula shopping centre.
In addition to the Kontula shopping centre, the Mellunmäki centre has extensive commercial neighbourhood services, e.g., a supermarket, an Alko, a pharmacy, a car rental, a gym and restaurants. In the Mellunkylä area, there are a'lso numerous smaller grocery stores and individual retail shops.
You can also check out the abundant public services in Mellunkylä on a map application.
Mellunkylä has a dense day-care network. The day-care centres arrange club activities for children in home care. The clubs are available 2.5–3 hours per day, 1–4 days a week.
In Mellunkylä, there are four primary school with grades 1–6 and a comprehensive school with grades 1–9. In Kontula, there is the Helsingin yhteislyseo, with primary school grades 7–9 and upper secondary school. The upper secondary school has triple the amount of courses in arts, music and sports, compared to a regular upper secondary school.
The closest branches of the Stadin ammattiopisto vocational college are easily accessible in Myllypuro, Roihuvuori, Roihupelto and Malmi.
In Myllypuro, at the campus of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, it is possible to study construction and real estate management as well as health care and/or social services. There are around 6,000 students on the campus.
Mellunkylä playground offers free-of-charge activities for children of all ages. Afternoon activities for schoolchildren are offered at the playgrounds Kiikku, Kurkimäki, Kipinäpuisto and Mellunmäki. The playgrounds can also be rented, for example, for family parties outside the opening hours. Free-of-charge summer lunches for children are offered at part of the playgrounds.
The health care services of the Mellunkylä residents are at Kontula health station and dental clinic and at Kivikko service centre. In the future, the Mellunkylä residents will use the new health and well-being centre in Myllypuro. It is due to be completed in spring 2020. The new centre will be established in the current Myllypuro and Kontula health stations, and there will also be social services for adults and young people, dental care, service for the disabled and lab services.
The closest child health clinic is in Itäkeskus family centre.
In Mellunkylä, there are plenty of sports opportunities, both for team sports and individual sports.
Next to the Kontula metro station is Finland’s largest indoor skateboarding hall, where enthusiast come from far and wide. The hall has 30,000 visitors annually. In the skateboarding hall, it is also possible to do BMX biking on the BMX associations' allotted times, and freestyle scootering on the allotted times for that.
Moreover, a new 2,500 m² skateboarding park is being built in place of the old skateboarding park in Kelkkapuisto. The park is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Read more on the refurbishment of Kelkkapuisto.
Kivikko sports park has the only BMX track of international standards in Finland, which is maintained by Pyöräkrossi Oy and BMX Helsinki ry. It is possible to rent equipment from the track, which also offers arranged hobby activities. The track's opening hours on the Facebook page.
The Kontula library has an extensive book and magazine collection and a possibility, among other things, to patch clothes with a sewing machine or print a replacement fridge handle with the 3D printer. A lot of events are arranged at the library for both children and adults. The library is located in the Kontula shopping centre.
There are three youth centres: