Premise: Leslie Knope, a midlevel 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, but 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 himself.
S02, E12 (First Aired: Dec. 10, 2009)
A meeting with a disgraced councilman lands Leslie in the middle of a sex scandal; when Ron offers to cover for Leslie for a day, he quickly discovers how much work she really does.
S02, E13 (First Aired: Jan. 14, 2010)
Ann sets Leslie up on a blind date; one of Ann's old friends makes Mark feel insecure.