After seven critically acclaimed seasons, Parks and Recreation took its final bow on February 24, 2015. Pay tribute to Pawnee and discover how Los Angeles played a role in this beloved sitcom.
Standing in for Pawnee’s city hall is the landmark Pasadena City Hall, built in 1927 and a significant example of the “City Beautiful” architecture and urban planning movement of the 1920s. The Civic Center District - including Pasadena City Hall - was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Pasadena City Hall is a longtime favorite location of filmmakers, appearing in movies such as Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator and more recently in the 1995 film, A Walk in the Clouds. The famous dome can be seen through the window of the main characters’ apartment building in The Big Bang Theory.