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
The idea for this program originally came from the Parks and Recreation staff in El Segundo, CA and the name "Ron Swanson" comes from the actual director of the Parks and Recreation department. See more »
The Pawnee seal in Leslie's office states that the town was founded in 1816, while every other seal says 1817. See more »
What religion am I? I'm a practicing "mind your own f***ing business!"
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