Parks and Recreation cast
Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer, Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate, Retta as Donna Meagle, Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins, Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, and Jim O'Heir as Garry Gergich | Colleen Hayes/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

Parks and Recreation is an American sitcom that premiered on NBC in 2009 and ran for seven seasons. The TV show stars Saturday Night Live alum Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky mid-level bureaucrat in a small Indiana town’s parks and rec department. Along with local nurse Ann Perkins, played by Rashida Jones, she hatches an earnest plan to turn an abandoned construction site into a public park. But first, she must jump over seemingly endless government hurdles.

The Parks and Recreation cast also includes Nick Offerman as Leslie’s bureaucracy-hating boss, Ron Swanson; Aziz Ansari as her underachieving underling, Tom Haverford; Aubrey Plaza as Ron’s pessimistic assistant, April Ludgate; and Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer, an oafish shoe shiner at city hall.

The series earned numerous Emmy┬ánominations, and Poehler took home a Golden Globe in 2013 for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.


  • Main cast: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Retta, Jim O’Heir, Paul Schneider
  • Creators: Greg Daniels,┬áMichael Schur
  • Genres: Comedy, satire, sitcom
  • Original release: 2009-2015
  • Seasons: 7
  • Plot: A cheery bureaucrat strives to better her small town and rise through the ranks of government.
  • Streaming: Peacock
  • If you like Parks and Recreation, you might also like: Arrested Development, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Community, The Good Place, The Mindy Project, New Girl, The Office

Visit the Parks and Recreation page on the Peacock website.

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