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Who are the best characters on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation? Well, that depends. The town of Pawnee is full of colorful characters who are beloved by fans and all have their own fun quirks and traits. The award-winning NBC sitcom ran for seven wonderful seasons and this list of the the top characters from Parks and Rec offers the definitive answer to who is better: Ron or Leslie, Ann or April, Andy or Jerry?

From Parks and Recreation's main characters, like Leslie Knope, Ben Wyatt, and Ron Swanson, to the excellent supporting cast, including Perd Hapley, Joan Calamezzo, and Orin (remember Orin?!), fans of Parks know that choosing their favorite Pawnee citizens is a real Sophie's Choice. They're all great in their own ways, but someone has to be the best.

Whether you think the greatest Parks and Recreation character is Donna, or you'd like to discuss the darker side of life with April Ludgate, everyone has their favorite Parks characters. One of the coolest things about the Parks and Recreation cast is how different all the characters are.

No matter who you think is the coolest cat in Pawnee, this list of Parks and Recreation characters needs your votes. Cast them now for the characters you think are the absolute best from NBC Parks and Recreation to have your voice heard on this ultimate ranking of the greatest characters from one of the best TV series of all time.
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Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Ron Swanson Nick Offerman

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Andy Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Andy Dwyer Chris Pratt

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April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
April Ludgate Aubrey Plaza

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Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Leslie Knope Amy Poehler

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Ben Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Ben Wyatt Adam Scott

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Tom Haverford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Tom Haverford Aziz Ansari

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Chris Traeger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Chris Traeger Rob Lowe

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Jerry Gergich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Jerry Gergich Jim O'Heir

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Donna Meagle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Donna Meagle Retta

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Ann Perkins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Ann Perkins Rashida Jones

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Li'l Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Li'l Sebastian

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Jean-Ralphio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters

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Tammy Two is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Tammy Two Megan Mullally

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Perd Hapley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Perd Hapley Jay Jackson

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Champion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Champion Lucy the dog

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Bobby Newport is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Bobby Newport Paul Rudd

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Councilman Jamm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Councilman Jamm Jon Glaser

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Dave Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters

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Diane Lewis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Diane Lewis Lucy Lawless

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Mona-Lisa Saperstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Mona-Lisa Saperstein Jenny Slate

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Joan Callamezzo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters

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The Douche is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
The Douche Nick Kroll

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Tammy One is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Tammy One Patricia Clarkson

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Mark Brendanawicz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Mark Brendanawicz Paul Schneider

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Orin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Orin Eric Isenhower

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Shauna Malwae-Tweep is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Shauna Malwae-Tweep Alison Becker

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Ginuwine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Ginuwine He's Ginuwine