Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her own career) by helping local nurse Ann Perkins turn an abandoned construction site into a community park. However, what should be a fairly simple project is stymied at every turn by oafish bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, governmental red tape, and a myriad of other challenges. Leslie's colleague Tom Haverford, who delights in exploiting his position for personal gain, is as likely to undermine her efforts as to help her, while her boss, Ron Swanson, is adamantly opposed to government in any form, even though he's a bureaucrat.
Did You Know?
The outside footage of Eagleton's City Hall in season six, episode three, "The Pawnee-Eagleton Tip Off Classic", was footage of Las Vegas' City Hall. See more
A few times over the seasons, cars are shown with front Indiana license plates. Indiana does not require vehicles to have front license plates, only rear ones. See more