Premise: Leslie Knope, a midlevel bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her own career) by helping local nurse Ann Perkins turn an abandoned construction site into a community park, but what should be a fairly simple project is stymied at every turn by oafish bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, governmental red tape and a myriad of other challenges. Leslie's colleague Tom Haverford, who delights in exploiting his position for personal gain, is as likely to undermine her efforts as to help her, while her boss, Ron Swanson, is adamantly opposed to government in any form, even though he's a bureaucrat himself.
S05, E12 (First Aired: Feb. 7, 2013)
After a series of unsuccessful relationships, Ann makes a decision; Ben asks Tom, Chris and Ron to help him select a caterer for the wedding; April has to complete one of Leslie's tasks.
S05, E13 (First Aired: Feb. 14, 2013)
Ben and Leslie put together a black-tie gala to raise money for the park, but a drill for a city-wide emergency derails their plans; Andy gets ready for his police academy exam; Ron fills in for Leslie on ``Pawnee Today.''