Parks and Recreation: Season 3 (2011)


Season 3
Parks and Recreation

Critics Consensus

Parks and Recreation's cast finally feels complete with the delightful additions of Rob Lowe and Adam Scott in a romantic third season that fully fleshes out Pawnee as an amusingly retrograde microcosm of America.

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Critic Ratings: 23

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Air date: Jan 20, 2011

Leslie asks Ann to help her convince Chris and Ben to give the parks department more money; Ron and Andy coach basketball; April makes an announcement.

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Air date: Jan 27, 2011

Leslie comes down with the flu while planning the local Harvest Festival; Andy and Ron bond.

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Air date: Feb 3, 2011

Leslie plans to bury a time capsule that summarizes life in Pawnee; Andy asks Chris for help winning April back.

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Air date: Feb 10, 2011

Tom tries to get even with Ron by going on a date with Ron's ex-wife (Megan Mullally); April is asked to work with Chris.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2011

Leslie, Tom and Ben try to spread the word about the Harvest Festival; Ben faces tricky questions about his past; Andy vies for April's affection.

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Air date: Feb 24, 2011

Ron and Leslie travel to Indianapolis to receive commendation for the upcoming Harvest Festival; April and Andy learn to have fun without spending money.

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Air date: Mar 17, 2011

Leslie deals with a Wamapoke tribal leader who is threatening to put a curse on the Harvest Festival; April is upset with Andy; Ann gets some romantic advice.

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Air date: Mar 24, 2011

Leslie takes the department on a camping trip to brainstorm new ideas; Andy tries to romance April; Chris returns to Pawnee as the city manager.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2011

April and Andy have a dinner party; Ben turns to Leslie for career advice; Ann goes to a singles party.

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Air date: Apr 21, 2011

An online dating service matches Leslie with someone she already knows; Chris challenges Ron to a burger cook-off as part of a new health initiative.

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Cast & Crew

Amy Poehler
Leslie Knope

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Rashida Jones
Ann Perkins

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Aziz Ansari
Tom Haverford

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Aubrey Plaza
April Ludgate

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Paul Schneider
Mark Brendanawicz

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Nick Offerman
Ron Swanson

Actor
Chris Pratt
Andy Dwyer

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Rob Lowe
Chris Traeger

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Adam Scott
Ben Wyatt

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Retta
Donna Meagle

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Jim O'Heir
Jerry Gergich

Actor
Kirk Fox
Joe

Guest Star
Jama Williamson
Wendy

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Andy Forrest
Kyle

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Ben Schwartz
Jean-Ralphio

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Jay Jackson
Perd Hapley

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Mark Rivers
Rivers

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Eric Isenhower
Orin

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Andrew Burlinson
Burly

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Alan Yang
Bass Player

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Greg Daniels
Executive Producer
Michael Schur
Executive Producer
Howard Klein
Executive Producer
David Miner
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 3

Audience Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 3

  • Jul 06, 2021
    It's perfect nothing wrong with it and had a new story
  • May 24, 2021
    Best season of any show ever.
  • Apr 26, 2021
    truly the best show ever.
  • Mar 28, 2021
    The season where Parks and Rec finally settles in and becomes the show we all know and love.
  • Nov 08, 2020
    My favourite show ever, just amazing in every way
  • Sep 05, 2020
    It's up to Leslie Knope to save the Parks Department in Season 3 of Parks and Recreation. With the town broke and the government shutdown, Leslie comes up with an audacious plan to get out of bankruptcy by reviving the old Harvest Festival. Adam Scott and Rob Lowe join the cast and bring new energy to the show, mixing up the character dynamics. Also, the reduction to 16-episodes helps to make the storytelling a little tighter and it's more serialized. No longer a pseudo Office spin-off , Parks and Recreation comes into its own in Season 3, finding the right mix of characters and cementing its style of comedy.
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  • Jul 08, 2020
    Awesomesauce! This show gets better and better. The show is genuinely funny and oh-so sweet. Quite a step up from The Office. Amy Poehler is a fantastic lead. April and Andy are hilarious and charming, instead of becoming boring and uncomfortable after getting married, they become sweeter and more lovely. Probably because of both the fantastic script as well as Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt's undeniable chemistry. The relationship building between Leslie and Ben is flawless. This is quite possibly the best show in comedy history.
  • May 09, 2020
    The characters Chris Traeger and Ben Wyatt Makes the third season one of the best.
  • Apr 12, 2020
    The best season of Parks and Recreation so far!
  • Mar 14, 2020
    I can't sit here an tell you this season isn't not going to be amazing but I can give you this advice : Crying only acceptable at funerals and the grand canyon

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