This Colorado Town Was in a Beloved Episode of ‘Parks and Recreation’
Colorado is famous for a lot of things. Now, you can add another to the list: being in an episode of Parks and Recreation.
In case you're unfamiliar, the show follows Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, as she and her ragtag team of government employees work to fix up the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana.
It remains a fan favorite, and the Centennial State has a stake in it.
The series' Colorado connection (aside from Chris Pratt living here) recently came to light during a segment on Parks and Recollection, a rewatch podcast hosted by Rob Lowe, who played Chris Traeger, and Alan Yang, a writer on the show.
The two were discussing the episode "Eagleton," which follows the Parks and Recreation gang as they take on their snooty neighboring town.
Part of the plot finds Leslie jailed in the Eagleton correctional facility — the exterior of which is actually the Prowers County Courthouse in Lamar, Colorado.
Lowe and Yang began to speculate why Lamar is featured in the episode since the show was primarily filmed in Southern California. They concluded that it was stock footage the production team borrowed.
It may not be the most exciting revelation, but we'll take it — not only did Lamar make it onto Parks and Recreation, but Rob Lowe also talked about it (it even has a spot on the episode's Wikipedia page). That's a win in our book.
The clip of the courthouse isn't on YouTube, but you can catch it on Peacock. "Eagleton" is the 12th episode of the show's third season.
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