The pilot episode introduces Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. In "Pilot", Knope sets out to turn a construction pit into a park after local nurse Ann Perkins complains about the dangerous pit during a town meeting. Her anti-government boss Ron reluctantly allows her to form an exploratory committee after her friend and colleague Mark secretly intervenes on her behalf.

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Parks and Recreation Season 1

# Title Air Date
Parks and Recreation
1:1 Pilot Apr 9, 2009
1:2 Canvassing Apr 16, 2009
1:3 The Reporter Apr 23, 2009
1:4 Boys' Club Apr 30, 2009
1:5 The Banquet May 7, 2009
1:6 Rock Show May 14, 2009

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