Parks and Recreation: The 20 Best Characters, Ranked!

Parks and Recreation Characters Ranked

Throughout seven seasons of Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope has taken on city councilmen, a burger joint, and even her former intern and boss. Now, she’s throwing down with every single resident of Pawnee in TVLine’s ultimate Parks and Rec character ranking!

In this list, we’ve broken down 20 of the city’s finest, from the series’ lovable mainstays like Andy Dwyer, April Ludgate and Tom Haverford, to a few of Pawnee’s press parodies and some annoyingly lovable oafs who are in strict competition for being THE WOOOOOORST! (Did you just sing that in full Jean-Ralphio voice? We sure hope so.)

Some of the show’s most smashing guest stars landed top spots (including Paul Rudd and Kathryn Hahn’s campaign duo), and yes, there’s even one beloved, four-legged friend whose appearance at the Harvest Festival turned everyone’s heads — even the stickler host of Pawnee Today, Joan Callamezzo. (Spoiler alert: IT’S LI’L SEBASTIAN!!)

If you desperately miss the gang from Pawnee’s Parks and Rec department, you’re in good company. Grab a plate of your favorite waffles, top it with all the bacon (excuse me, we said… all of the bacon), and revisit some of your favorite Parks pals. Then hit the Comments section with your thoughts, favorite quotes, Parks eulogies, etc.!