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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1,530 167
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Nick Offerman
2
1,300 215
Andy Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Chris Pratt
3
1,321 328
April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Aubrey Plaza
4
983 294
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Amy Poehler
5
828 294
Ben Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Adam Scott
6
726 285
Chris Traeger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Rob Lowe
7
806 382
Tom Haverford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Aziz Ansari
8
649 278
Jerry Gergich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Jim O'Heir
9
603 271
Donna Meagle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Retta
10
535 238
Li'l Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Trioxin245 added Li'l Sebastian
11
583 373
Ann Perkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Rashida Jones
12
624 360
Jean-Ralphio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
13
470 140
Champion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Amy Boal added Champion Lucy the dog
14
444 311
Tammy Two is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Megan Mullally
15
385 233
Bobby Newport is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Paul Rudd
16
394 284
Perd Hapley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Jay Jackson
17
289 220
Diane Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Lucy Lawless
18
320 326
Councilman Jamm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Jon Glaser
19
277 299
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
237 338
Dave Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
21
221 201
Joan Callamezzo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
wmathis63 added
22
225 188
Orin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Tucker DeSaulnier added Orin Eric Isenhower
23
218 334
The Douche is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Nick Kroll
24
165 209
Shauna Malwae-Tweep is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
benny719 added Alison Becker
25
129 55
Craig Middlebrooks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Brandon Gorrell added Craig Middlebrooks Billy Eichner