Parks and Recreation: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Apr 09
2009

Make My Pit a Park

Indiana government worker Leslie Knope is given the assignment to convert an abandoned quarry pit into a community park. A documentary film crew follows Leslie through her mish…

2 Apr 16
2009

Canvassing

Leslie decides that she and her committee need to go door-to-door to gain support for the park project as well as support for an upcoming town hall meeting, but their mission d…

3 Apr 23
2009

The Reporter

Leslie arranges for a reporter to do a story about her park project, but she and her committee have the worst time staying on topic. She then calls Mark to help her save the st…

4 Apr 30
2009

Boys Club

Leslie attempts to break into the political “old boy’s club,” causing an ethical dilemma. Meanwhile, Andy plans a surprise for Ann.

5 May 07
2009

The Banquet

During a banquet honoring her mother’s public service, Leslie tries to convince a local zoning official to support her proposed park project. Meanwhile, Mark and Tom try…

6 May 14
2009

Rock Show

Leslie attends what she believes is a business meeting with an elderly local government bigwig, unaware that her mother has secretly set her up on a blind date. Andy plays his…

About Parks and Recreation

The series follows Leslie Knope, the deputy head of the Parks and Recreation department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. Knope takes on a project with a nurse named Ann to turn a construction pit into a park, while trying to mentor a bored college-aged intern. However, Leslie must fight through the bureaucrats, problem neighbors, and developers in order to make her dream a reality, all while with a camera crew recording her every gaff and mishap.

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