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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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489 71
Andy Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Andy Dwyer Chris Pratt

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616 122
April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
April Ludgate Aubrey Plaza

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378 99
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Leslie Knope Amy Poehler

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296 99
Ben Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Ben Wyatt Adam Scott

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297 140
Tom Haverford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Tom Haverford Aziz Ansari

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258 100
Chris Traeger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Chris Traeger Rob Lowe

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224 110
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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206 128
Donna Meagle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Donna Meagle Retta

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168 64
Li'l Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Trioxin245 added Li'l Sebastian

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206 159
Ann Perkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Ann Perkins Rashida Jones

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211 154
Jean-Ralphio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters

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176 123
Tammy Two is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Tammy Two Megan Mullally

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160 126
Perd Hapley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Perd Hapley Jay Jackson

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164 45
Champion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Amy Boal added Champion Lucy the dog

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143 98
Bobby Newport is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Bobby Newport Paul Rudd

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116 88
Diane Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Diane Lewis Lucy Lawless

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116 135
Councilman Jamm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Councilman Jamm Jon Glaser

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102 108
Dave Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters

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97 112
Mona-Lisa Saperstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
PhilWa added Mona-Lisa Saperstein Jenny Slate

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57 51
Joan Callamezzo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
wmathis63 added Joan Callamezzo

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76 124
Tammy One is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Tammy One Patricia Clarkson

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79 137
The Douche is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
The Douche Nick Kroll

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76 182
Mark Brendanawicz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Mark Brendanawicz Paul Schneider

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48 38
Orin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Tucker DeSaulnier added Orin Eric Isenhower

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37 48
Shauna Malwae-Tweep is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
benny719 added Shauna Malwae-Tweep Alison Becker

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27 34
Ginuwine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Tucker DeSaulnier added Ginuwine He's Ginuwine