The Best Episodes of Parks and Recreation

One Last Ride (2)

#1 - One Last Ride (2) 9.24

Season 7 - Episode 13

The Parks gang completes one last task together, before saying goodbye to Pawnee.

Directors: Michael Schur
Moving Up (2)

#2 - Moving Up (2) 8.85

Season 6 - Episode 22

Leslie, Ben, and Andy head to San Francisco for a National Parks Conference. Tom opens his restaurant, Ron has another run-in with his ex-wife Tammy 2, Andy lives a rock and roll fantasy, and Leslie makes a huge decision about her future.

Directors: Michael Schur
One Last Ride (1)

#3 - One Last Ride (1) 8.84

Season 7 - Episode 12

The Parks gang completes one last task together, before saying goodbye to Pawnee.

Directors: Michael Schur
Leslie and Ron

#4 - Leslie and Ron 8.75

Season 7 - Episode 4

Leslie and Ron attempt to work out their differences.

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller
Leslie and Ben

#5 - Leslie and Ben 8.66

Season 5 - Episode 14

Leslie and Ben are getting married, and have to cram months of planning into two hours. Ron's temper gets him in trouble.

Directors: Craig Zisk
Win, Lose, or Draw

#6 - Win, Lose, or Draw 8.64

Season 4 - Episode 22

It's election day in Pawnee, and Leslie and Bobby Newport are separated by a razor-thin margin. While everyone waits with Leslie for the race to be called, they ponder their futures, and their new opportunities.

Directors: Michael Schur
Moving Up (1)

#7 - Moving Up (1) 8.56

Season 6 - Episode 21

Leslie, Ben, and Andy head to San Francisco for a National Parks Conference. Tom opens his restaurant, Ron has another run-in with his ex-wife Tammy 2, Andy lives a rock and roll fantasy, and Leslie makes a huge decision about her future.

Directors: Michael Schur
The Debate

#8 - The Debate 8.47

Season 4 - Episode 20

Leslie goes toe-to-toe with Bobby Newport in a debate. Ann, Tom, and Chris work in the media spin room, while Ron goes the extra mile to save a party for Leslie's donors.

Directors: Amy Poehler
Ron and Diane

#9 - Ron and Diane 8.42

Season 5 - Episode 9

Ron's nomination for a woodworking award is threatened by the arrival of Tammy II. Jerry hosts a holiday party and some of his friends are shocked to find they were not invited.

Directors: Dan Goor
Bowling for Votes

#10 - Bowling for Votes 8.42

Season 4 - Episode 13

Leslie and Ben host a bowling night after receiving feedback about Leslie's campaign. April, Chris, and Jerry hold a competition to see who can raise the most funds.

Directors: Michael Trim
Li'l Sebastian

#11 - Li'l Sebastian 8.38

Season 3 - Episode 16

Leslie and the parks team put together a memorial service for a dearly departed friend. Meanwhile, Tom makes a big life decision, while Chris reacts badly to a health problem.

Directors: Dean Holland
Citizen Knope

#12 - Citizen Knope 8.35

Season 4 - Episode 10

Unable to get work done from inside the Parks Department, Leslie forms a citizen action group and fights from the outside. Meanwhile, everyone in the office brainstorms ideas for what to get Leslie for Christmas.

Directors: Randall Einhorn
Harvest Festival

#13 - Harvest Festival 8.34

Season 3 - Episode 7

It's make it or break it for the Parks Department at the Harvest Festival which is full of surprises.

Directors: Dean Holland
Halloween Surprise

#14 - Halloween Surprise 8.32

Season 5 - Episode 5

A job offer for Ben causes Leslie to contemplate their future. Ron and Andy take Diane's girls out trick-or-treating. Tom searches for a new business idea.

Directors: Dean Holland
London (1)

#15 - London (1) 8.32

Season 6 - Episode 1

Leslie wins an award from an international Women in Government organization, and travels to London with Ben, Andy, April, and Ron to accept it. Tom hunts down the mysterious businessman who is trying to put Rent-a-Swag out of business, while Ann and Chris settle into the next phase of their relationship.

Directors: Dean Holland
Operation Ann

#16 - Operation Ann 8.31

Season 4 - Episode 14

Leslie works to find Ann a Valentine's date. Ron helps Ben with a scavenger hunt, and Chris becomes depressed over his love life.

Directors: Morgan Sackett
The Trial of Leslie Knope

#17 - The Trial of Leslie Knope 8.29

Season 4 - Episode 9

Leslie has to face an ethics committee about her secret relationship with Ben after they come clean to Chris.

Directors: Dean Holland
Are You Better Off?

#18 - Are You Better Off? 8.29

Season 5 - Episode 22

Leslie celebrates her first year as a city councilwoman. Retired Special Agent Burt Macklin is recalled to action. April gets some life-changing news. Tom debates a big business opportunity.

Directors: Dean Holland
Road Trip

#19 - Road Trip 8.28

Season 3 - Episode 14

When Chris sends Leslie and Ben on a trip to Indianapolis, Leslie is afraid she won't be able to deny her feelings for him. Ron teaches a young student about his views on government. Meanwhile, Andy gets his feelings hurt by April after playing Tom's new game.

Directors: Troy Miller
Flu Season

#20 - Flu Season 8.28

Season 3 - Episode 2

While planning for the local Harvest Festival, Leslie is struck with the flu and is forced to go to the hospital. Ron and Andy have a day of male bonding, and Tom hits the spa.

Directors: Wendey Stanzler
The Comeback Kid

#21 - The Comeback Kid 8.28

Season 4 - Episode 11

Leslie enlists everyone's help in staging an attention-getting event. Ben takes up a new hobby, while April and Andy adopt a pet.

Directors: Tucker Gates
Andy and April's Fancy Party

#22 - Andy and April's Fancy Party 8.28

Season 3 - Episode 9

April and Andy host a dinner party for the Parks Department. Meanwhile, Ann tries to move on from Chris at a singles' party.

Directors: Michael Trim
Ann and Chris

#23 - Ann and Chris 8.28

Season 6 - Episode 13

On Ann and Chris's last night in Pawnee, Leslie throws a grand farewell party and attempts to fulfill one last promise. Meanwhile, Tom, Ben, Ron and Andy struggle to find the perfect going away gift for Chris.

Directors: Dean Holland
Pawnee Rangers

#24 - Pawnee Rangers 8.28

Season 4 - Episode 4

Ron takes his boys-only troop of Pawnee Rangers into the wild. Not wanting the girls to feel left out, Leslie also takes her troop of Pawnee Goddesses on an adventure weekend. Meanwhile, a reluctant Ben joins Tom and Donna for a day of relaxation, and Chris spends some time with Jerry.

Directors: Charles McDougall
Anniversaries

#25 - Anniversaries 8.27

Season 6 - Episode 14

Ben attempts to surprise Leslie with a special anniversary gift. Tom and Andy try to help Leslie bring positive light to the Pawnee-Eagleton merger, while April asserts her new authority as Donna’s boss.

Directors: Morgan Sackett