305 user 43 critic

Parks and Recreation 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2009–2020)
1:14 | Trailer
The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.
136 ( 1)




7   6   5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
2020   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   … See all »
Top Rated TV #129 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 24 wins & 147 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Amy Poehler ...  Leslie Knope 125 episodes, 2009-2020
Nick Offerman ...  Ron Swanson 125 episodes, 2009-2020
Aubrey Plaza ...  April Ludgate 125 episodes, 2009-2020
Chris Pratt ...  Andy Dwyer 125 episodes, 2009-2020
Aziz Ansari ...  Tom Haverford 124 episodes, 2009-2020
Jim O'Heir ...  Jerry Gergich 124 episodes, 2009-2020
Retta ...  Donna Meagle 120 episodes, 2009-2020
Rashida Jones ...  Ann Perkins 106 episodes, 2009-2020
Adam Scott ...  Ben Wyatt 97 episodes, 2010-2020
Rob Lowe ...  Chris Traeger 77 episodes, 2010-2020

Galentine's Day: Celebrating Our Favorite Gal Pals

Galentine's Day started on "Parks and Recreation," but now, it's our favorite (unofficial) holiday. Let's take a look at some fantastic female friendships from movies and TV.

See the full gallery



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. Written by Sorbe

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Because parks don't grow on trees. See more »




TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


The series was originally planned as a direct spin-off of The Office (2005). It was later re-designed to be an original workplace story that would keep the "mockumentary" format used for the other series, which this show's executive producers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur had worked on (Daniels as creator, Schur as a writer and producer). See more »


In multiple scenes across various episodes, palm trees and mountains are shown in the background.

Indiana's highest point is 1,500 feet above sea level and palm trees only grow in greenhouses there. See more »


Ron Swanson: What religion am I? I'm a practicing "mind your own f***ing business!"
See more »


Featured in 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) See more »

User Reviews

Funniest show on TV (surprisingly)
7 November 2009 | by kosmicheSee all my reviews

I was lukewarm on this show throughout the first season and for the beginning of the second, but the last few episodes have made this the funniest show on air for me. The humor is not always laugh out loud, but I can watch each episode a few times and find new things that make me laugh each time.

The mayor is one of the funniest characters I've ever seen on a show, and April the intern is funny even when she isn't saying anything. Some of the cameos aren't very funny, but all of the basic elements are fantastic and improving each episode. The Office seems to be (very slowly) running out of steam but this show is definitely making up for it.

There's quite a few bad reviews for this show, but I can't suggest it enough. It is the opposite type of humor from My Name is Earl (which it replaced), and I consider that a very good thing.

139 of 176 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 305 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »






Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Untitled Greg Daniels/Mike Schur/Amy Poehler Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Zionsville, Indiana, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed