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?
On this show and its predecessor The Office
(2005), the main characters date someone played by their real-life spouses. On The Office (2005), the woman Michael Scott (Steve Carell) dates (played by his wife Nancy) breaks up with him because she thinks he is creepy. Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) dated a man (played by her husband at the time, Will Arnett) that she thinks is creepy and breaks up with him. See more
Even if Pawnee went bankrupt there would be no precedent for the state to take over the city beyond its finances. Chris Tragaer could certainly direct its financial operations; however only elected officials could run the city and make the legal decisions for it. See more
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