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The Best Parks and Recreation Characters

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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  • 1
    2,380
    254

    Ron Swanson

    Nick Offerman
  • 2
    1,987
    406

    Andy Dwyer

    Chris Pratt
  • 3
    1,888
    518

    April Ludgate

    Aubrey Plaza
  • 4
    1,509
    507

    Leslie Knope

    Amy Poehler
  • 5
    1,349
    468

    Ben Wyatt

    Adam Scott
  • 6
    1,169
    465

    Chris Traeger

    Rob Lowe
  • 7
    1,332
    572

    Tom Haverford

    Aziz Ansari
  • 8
    1,086
    431

    Jerry Gergich

    Jim O'Heir
  • 9
    981
    408

    Donna Meagle

    Retta
  • 10
    987
    549

    Ann Perkins

    Rashida Jones
  • 11
    907
    419
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    Li'l Sebastian

  • 12
    704
    306
    Amy Boal added

    Champion

    Lucy the dog
  • 13
    1,011
    584

    Jean-Ralphio Saperstein

    Ben Schwartz
  • 14
    656
    352

    Bobby Newport

    Paul Rudd
  • 15
    628
    396

    Perd Hapley

    Jay Jackson
  • 16
    701
    462

    Tammy Two

    Megan Mullally
  • 17
    256
    121
    saddy23432 added

    Barney Varmn

    John Balma
  • 18
    249
    128
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    Jennifer Ann Barkley

    Kathryn Hahn
  • 19
    209
    109
    saddy23432 added

    Ethel Beavers

    Helen Slayton-Hughes
  • 20
    431
    344

    Diane Lewis

    Lucy Lawless
  • 21
    176
    110
    JimmyMero added

    Chief Ken Hotate

  • 22
    179
    118
    saddy23432 added

    Gayle Gergirch

    Christie Brinkley
  • 23
    396
    345
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    Joan Callamezzo

  • 24
    446
    515

    Councilman Jamm

    Jon Glaser
  • 25
    420
    457
    PhilWa added

    Mona-Lisa Saperstein

    Jenny Slate