# Similar TV Shows Like DParks and Recreation (2009)
Released: 9 April 2009 (USA)
Runtime: 22 Min
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Writers: Greg Daniels , Michael Schur
Actors: Amy Poehler , Jim O’Heir , Nick Offerman
The absurd antics of an Indiana town’s public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.
Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her own career) by helping local nurse Ann Perkins turn an abandoned construction site into a community park. However, what should be a fairly simple project is stymied at every turn by oafish bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, governmental red tape, and a myriad of other challenges. Leslie’s colleague Tom Haverford, who delights in exploiting his position for personal gain, is as likely to undermine her efforts as to help her, while her boss, Ron Swanson, is adamantly opposed to government in any form, even though he’s a bureaucrat.