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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Did You Know?
Jay Jackson (Perd Hapley) was for many years an actual print and broadcast journalist and anchor at news outlets in San Diego, California and Los Angeles, California. After he retired from journalism in the mid 2000s, through a friend's manager, he got a small role as a reporter on a 2007 episode of Dexter (2006). He agreed to allow the manager to send him on other auditions, but only as long as they only were for reporter roles, since that was his professional background, so he ended up also playing reporters on television shows such as Scandal (2012), Revenge (2011), The Closer (2005), The Mentalist (2008), Body of Proof (2011), and BrainDead (2016), as well as in movies such as Battleship (2012) and Fast Five (2011). See more
There are no Native American reservations in Indiana. See more
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