Parks and Recreation: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jan 20
2011

Go Big or Go Home

Leslie and the Parks Department return to work after three months to discover that the budget crisis still looms. After unsuccessfully trying to have their budget restored by u…

2 Jan 27
2011

Flu Season

While planning for the local Harvest Festival, Leslie is struck with the flu and is forced to go to the hospital. Ron and Andy have a day of male bonding, and Tom hits the spa.…

3 Feb 03
2011

Time Capsule

Leslie wants to bury a time capsule that encapsulates life in Pawnee, but an odd suggestion from a local man causes unforeseen consequences. Andy seeks help from Chris about ho…

4 Feb 10
2011

Ron and Tammy II

Tom tries to get back at Ron by going out on a date with Ron’s ex-wife Tammy, while Leslie tries to protect Ron from falling prey to her charms. Meanwhile, April is assig…

5 Feb 17
2011

Media Blitz

While advertising for the Harvest Festival, Ben has to deal with some troubling questions about his past. Meanwhile, Andy continues to try to win April back.

6 Feb 24
2011

Indianapolis

Ron and Leslie take a road trip to the big city in order to visit Ron’s favorite place which happens to be a steakhouse, but Leslie has alternative motives for the trip.<…

7 Mar 17
2011

Harvest Festival

It’s make it or break it for the Parks Department at the Harvest Festival which is full of surprises.

8 Mar 24
2011

Camping

Leslie takes the whole department camping in order to brainstorm new ideas. Meanwhile, Andy attempts a romantic gesture for April, while Ann gets nervous when Chris returns to…

9 Apr 14
2011

Andy and April's Fancy Party

April and Andy host a dinner party for the Parks Department. Meanwhile, Ann tries to move on from Chris at a singles’ party.

10 Apr 21
2011

Soulmates

Leslie tries an online dating service, but doesn’t end up with a stranger as she expects. Also, Chris challenges Ron to a grilling competition as part of his plans to mak…

11 Apr 28
2011

Jerry's Painting

Jerry’s contribution to Leslie’s community art show causes a stir. Ben moves in with April and Andy and attempts to teach them how to be adults. Meanwhile, Leslie is frustrated…

12 May 05
2011

Eagleton

Leslie’s ex-best friend, Lindsay Carlisle Shay, launches an attack on Pawnee, banning residents from visiting a nearby park in the neighboring city of Eagleton with a lar…

13 May 12
2011

The Fight

When Leslie tries to get Ann a job at city hall, her lukewarm reaction causes their first-ever fight. Tom invites the entire department to the Snakehole Lounge to help him prom…

14 May 12
2011

Road Trip

When Chris sends Leslie and Ben on a trip to Indianapolis, Leslie is afraid she won’t be able to deny her feelings for him. Ron teaches a young student about his views on…

15 May 19
2011

The Bubble

Everyone in the office is unhappy when Chris decides to make some big changes in the parks department — especially Tom who starts to question his career choices. Leslie i…

16 May 19
2011

Li'l Sebastian

Leslie and the parks team put together a memorial service for a dearly departed friend. Meanwhile, Tom makes a big life decision, while Chris reacts badly to a health problem.<…

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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