Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live, Baby Mama) stars as Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. In an attempt to beautify her town - and advance her career - Leslie takes on defensive bureaucrats, cranky neighbors, real estate developers, and single-issue fanatics whose weapons are lawsuits, the jumble of city codes and the very democratic process that Leslie loves so much.
When Leslie (Amy Poehler) decides to marry two penguins to promote the local zoo, she inadvertently causes an uproar when both penguins turn out to be male. Meanwhile, Mark (Paul Schneider) puts Ann (Rashida Jones) in an awkward situation when he asks her to go see a movie. Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt also star.
Leslie holds an all-night stakeout to find out who planted marijuana in the pit.
Leslie serves as a judge for a local pageant in which April is a contestant.
Ann helps Leslie prepare for her first date with Dave. Meanwhile, the staff competes to find scandalous secrets about each other.
Leslie welcomes the Parks and Recreation department from Pawnee's sister city, Boraqua, Venezuela, and is stunned by the cultural differences.
National Service Week inspires Leslie, Ann and the entire parks crew to volunteer with the organization Kaboom.
Leslie (Amy Poehler) enlists the help of Dave (guest star Louis C.K.) and Andy (Chris Pratt) in order to catch a local teen vandal. Meanwhile, Ann (Rashida Jones) struggles to make her Halloween party fun, and gets help from an unlikely source.
Leslie is stunned to find out that Ron's ex-wife, Tammy, wants to appropriate Leslie's now-filled pit for the town library.
Leslie and the Park & Recreation crew try to come up with a new mural after one the older ones had been vandalized.
Leslie invites herself on Ron's annual hunting trip to prove that she can be "one of the guys."
Leslie tries to cheer Tom up after his divorce from Wendy, but doesn't know that the marriage was a sham.
The media spins a scandal when Leslie and Council Dexhart are seen out together.
Leslie's blind date with a friend of Ann's does not go as well as planned.
Leslie throws an impromptu dinner party to impress Justin.
Leslie fights for the health of Pawnee after realizing the amount of corn syrup found in certain new energy bars.
Leslie and Justin try to track down one of Leslie's mom's old boyfriends for Valentine's Day.
Leslie is outraged when Ron wins a "Woman of the Year" award for a project she started. Meanwhile, Tom is desperate to find some money to invest in a local Pawnee club.
When a possum bites the mayor's dog on a golf course, Leslie is asked to form a task force to catch it.
Leslie leaps into action when Jerry is mugged in a park. Leslie meets with Carl, the park safety ranger, in hopes of improving park safety.
The Parks Department is set to distribute the annual summer catalog, which Leslie takes very seriously.
Rob is furious when April mistakenly schedules 93 meetings in one day - a day she thought didn't exist.
Leslie hosts a late-night shift for a local telethon and lands former Indiana Pacer Detlef Schrempf as a celebrity guest.
Leslie's disappointed when two state auditors put her new park plans on hold.
When Ben, the state auditor, prevents Leslie from holding a children's concert, she takes matters into her own hands.