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.
Because parks don't grow on trees.
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Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) is repeatedly shown to be a fan of alternative rock band R.E.M. Adam Scott's first ever acting role was as an audience member in the video for the R.E.M. song "Drive" in 1992. See more
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