• 100 N. Garfield Ave.
  • Pasadena, CA 91101
  • T: 626-744-4000

City Beautiful Movement

The exquisite 1927 landmark exhibits Italian Renaissance and Spanish influences with its red tile roof, ornate fountain, and lush garden courtyard. Pasadena City Hall is a rectangular edifice outlining a spacious court. The east side is a one-story arcade, and the other three sides are three stories high, with towers at each corner and the main dome over the west entrance. The massive circular structure rises perpendicularly for six stories, and at the top of the dome is the lantern, a column supported cupola 41 feet high, surmounted by an urn and ball.

In Pop-Culture

Pawnee City Hall: In the television show, Parks & Recreation, Pasadena City Hall plays the part of Pawnee, Indiana’s city hall, the fictitious town depicted in the show.

Vanessa Williams Music Video: The music video for Vanessa Wiliams’ 1988 hit, The Right Stuff used Pasadena City Hall as a stand-in for Parisian architecture. Watch→

Pasadena Hyperlapse: Pasadena City Hall was featured in this hyperlapse video, starting at 00:49.

Special Event Venue

  • Fountain Courtyard | Outdoor | Capacity: 250

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