Entertainment The Best Parks and Recreation Characters  

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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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1,359 155
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Nick Offerman

2
1,147 194
Andy Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Chris Pratt

3
1,199 291
April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Aubrey Plaza

4
884 249
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Amy Poehler

5
744 256
Ben Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Adam Scott

6
711 338
Tom Haverford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Aziz Ansari

7
644 253
Chris Traeger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Rob Lowe

8
566 253
Jerry Gergich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Jim O'Heir

9
538 235
Donna Meagle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Retta

10
472 199
Li'l Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Trioxin245 added Li'l Sebastian

11
512 334
Ann Perkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Rashida Jones

12
555 316
Jean-Ralphio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters

13
424 122
Champion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Amy Boal added Champion Lucy the dog

14
399 281
Tammy Two is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Megan Mullally

15
346 208
Bobby Newport is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Paul Rudd

16
352 261
Perd Hapley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Jay Jackson

17
288 297
Councilman Jamm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Jon Glaser

18
259 198
Diane Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Lucy Lawless

19
247 263
Mona-Lisa Saperstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
PhilWa added Mona-Lisa Saperstein Jenny Slate

20
215 295
Dave Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters

21
189 182
Joan Callamezzo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
wmathis63 added

22
197 293
The Douche is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Nick Kroll

23
194 160
Orin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Tucker DeSaulnier added Orin Eric Isenhower

24
178 445
Mark Brendanawicz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Paul Schneider

25
141 184
Shauna Malwae-Tweep is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
benny719 added Alison Becker