The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.
Because parks don't grow on trees.
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Did You Know?
Pawnee was founded in 1817, which is likely a reference to the founding of the University of Michigan, located in Ann Arbor, the home town of one of the show's creators Michael Schur
. There are also several other references to the city of Ann Arbor throughout the show. See more
There is conflicting information in regards to the location of Eagleton. In season two, Leslie (Amy Poehler) states that Eagleton is "two towns over." However, later on, there is a "Pawnee/Eagleton border," meaning the towns are next to each other, some Pawnee citizens having left and settled Eagleton. See more