In the Season 2 opener, Leslie tries to drum up publicity for the Pawnee zoo by arranging for two penguins to wed, but she inadvertently causes an uproar when both penguins turn out to be male. Elsewhere, Mark sets his sights on Ann and asks her out on a d (more…)
Leslie judges the Miss Pawnee beauty pageant and finds herself in conflict with the other judges on what defines an "ideal woman." Meanwhile, Ann learns some interesting news about Andy during a date with Mark. Louis C.K. ("Lucky Louie") guest stars.
The department helps the nonprofit group KaBOOM! build a playground in a neighboring town. When the entire project is completed in one day, Leslie grows frustrated with the lack of progress of her own pit, prompting her to seek advice from Mark on cutting (more…)
Two state auditors (Rob Lowe, Adam Scott) arrive in Pawnee and slash the budget of the Parks and Recreation department, putting Leslie's plans for a new park on hold. Meanwhile, April has plans for Andy on her birthday, and Ann tries to solve a romantic my (more…)
Season 3 opens as Leslie enlists Ann's help in persuading state auditors Chris (Rob Lowe) and Ben (Adam Scott) to give the Parks Department more money. Elsewhere, Ron and Andy start coaching youth basketball; and April returns with some surprising news.
Ron and Leslie head to Indianapolis, where they'll be recognized for their work on the upcoming Harvest Festival. Back in Pawnee, Tom hosts a launch party for a local cologne maker, hoping to pitch his own idea for a fragrance; and a cash-strapped Andy and (more…)
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- Premiered: April 9, 2009
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: A mockumentary following the inner workings of the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Ind. From the creators of "The Office." (more)