A Fond Farewell to Parks and Rec and the Citizens of Pawnee

by: Lizzy Ferro

So, I’m going to be honest – I’ve been trying all day to write something about the series finale of Parks and Recreation, and I’m at a loss. Yes, yes, I know – it’s only a TV show.

Except that it’s not.

Pawnee is a real place.

All of it’s inhabitants? My friends.

I’ll admit, I came for Amy Poehler, but I stayed for the friends, waffles & hell, even the work. (Come on, I’d gladly work at the Pawnee Parks Department.)

Parks has been an important part of my life for seven seasons and its end will certainly leave a Leslie Knope sized hole in my heart.

I’ve been reading eloquently written articles & lists of best moments, characters and quotes all day trying to come up with something of value to say, but I can’t. Which, for a person who has an entire wall dedicated to this show, is pretty strange.

I guess all I can say is I will miss being able to visit my friends in Pawnee. I’ll miss the humor, I’ll miss the heart – I’ll miss the show that an amazingly talented group of people put their heart & souls into.

Tonight is going to be a rough night for me & my fellow Pawnee Goddesses, (and some Pawnee Rangers too, I’m sure) but I look forward to seeing where the end of Leslie Knope’s journey will take her.

Parks & Recreation, much like Li’l Sebastian, I’ll miss you in the saddest fashion.