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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1,422 157
Ron Swanson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Nick Offerman
2
1,203 202
Andy Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Chris Pratt
3
1,240 304
April Ludgate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Aubrey Plaza
4
918 266
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Amy Poehler
5
776 264
Ben Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Adam Scott
6
675 259
Chris Traeger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Rob Lowe
7
747 351
Tom Haverford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Aziz Ansari
8
594 261
Jerry Gergich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Jim O'Heir
9
561 244
Donna Meagle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Retta
10
491 213
Li'l Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Trioxin245 added Li'l Sebastian
11
534 347
Ann Perkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Rashida Jones
12
578 327
Jean-Ralphio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
13
439 127
Champion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Amy Boal added Champion Lucy the dog
14
413 290
Tammy Two is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Megan Mullally
15
361 216
Bobby Newport is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Paul Rudd
16
366 267
Perd Hapley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Jay Jackson
17
267 204
Diane Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Lucy Lawless
18
298 304
Councilman Jamm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Jon Glaser
19
260 272
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
222 310
Dave Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
21
200 188
Joan Callamezzo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
wmathis63 added
22
207 304
The Douche is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Nick Kroll
23
206 168
Orin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Tucker DeSaulnier added Orin Eric Isenhower
24
149 193
Shauna Malwae-Tweep is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
benny719 added Alison Becker
25
186 466
Mark Brendanawicz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Parks and Recreation Characters
Paul Schneider