Parks and Recreation: Season 3

Parks and Recreation: Season 3

Parks and Recreation: Season 3

Amy Poehler won a Golden Globe in this beloved comedy series as Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department who has bigger dreams for her small town of Pawnee, Indiana.

2011USA
Comedy

Streaming (3 Providers)

EPISODE 3.1
8 May 2021

Go Big or Go Home

Leslie and the Parks Department return to work after three months to discover that the budget crisis still looms. After unsuccessfully trying to have their budget restored by using Ann to charm Chris with a... MORE date, Leslie decides to make an all or nothing play by resurrecting the Pawnee Harvest Festival. Meanwhile, Ben restarts the youth basketball league and instates Ron and Andy to coach the only two teams. April returns from a vacation with a new boyfriend.

EPISODE 3.2
8 May 2021

Flu Season

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.

EPISODE 3.3
8 May 2021

Time Capsule

Leslie wants to bury a time capsule that encapsulates life in Pawnee, but an odd suggestion from a local man causes unforeseen consequences. Andy seeks help from Chris about how to win back April.

EPISODE 3.4
8 May 2021

Ron & Tammy: Part Two

Tom tries to get back at Ron by going out on a date with Ron's ex-wife Tammy, while Leslie tries to protect Ron from falling prey to her charms. Meanwhile, April is assigned to work... MORE with Chris.

EPISODE 3.5
8 May 2021

Media Blitz

While advertising for the Harvest Festival, Ben has to deal with some troubling questions about his past. Meanwhile, Andy continues to try to win April back.

EPISODE 3.6
8 May 2021

Indianapolis

Ron and Leslie take a road trip to the big city in order to visit Ron's favorite place which happens to be a steakhouse, but Leslie has alternative motives for the trip.

EPISODE 3.7
8 May 2021

Harvest Festival

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

EPISODE 3.8
8 May 2021

Camping

Leslie takes the whole department camping in order to brainstorm new ideas. Meanwhile, Andy attempts a romantic gesture for April, while Ann gets nervous when Chris returns to Pawnee as the new city manager.

EPISODE 3.9
8 May 2021

Fancy Party

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

EPISODE 3.10
8 May 2021

Soulmates

Leslie tries an online dating service, but doesn't end up with a stranger as she expects. Also, Chris challenges Ron to a grilling competition as part of his plans to make Pawnee healthier.

EPISODE 3.11
8 May 2021

Jerry's Painting

Jerry’s contribution to Leslie’s community art show causes a stir. Ben moves in with April and Andy and attempts to teach them how to be adults. Meanwhile, Leslie is frustrated by Chris and his interoffice... MORE dating rules.

EPISODE 3.12
8 May 2021

Eagleton

Leslie's ex-best friend, Lindsay Carlisle Shay, launches an attack on Pawnee, banning residents from visiting a nearby park in the neighboring city of Eagleton with a large fence, causing Leslie to go to war with... MORE Eagleton. Meanwhile, everyone finds out that it is Ron's birthday, a fact that he went to extreme lengths to conceal.

EPISODE 3.13
8 May 2021

The Fight

When Leslie tries to get Ann a job at city hall, her lukewarm reaction causes their first-ever fight. Tom invites the entire department to the Snakehole Lounge to help him promote his new alcohol, "Snake... MORE Juice."

EPISODE 3.14
8 May 2021

Road Trip

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,... MORE Andy gets his feelings hurt by April after playing Tom's new game.

EPISODE 3.15
8 May 2021

The Bubble

Everyone in the office is unhappy when Chris decides to make some big changes in the parks department -- especially Tom who starts to question his career choices. Leslie is caught off guard when Ben... MORE has a meeting with her mom.

EPISODE 3.16
8 May 2021

Li'l Sebastian

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.

Parks and Recreation: Season 3 / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

If there’s anything Parks And Recreation’s position on the government stands for, it’s the governing looking out for the governed. And as the show begins its sixth season, it looks out for its characters with a wider scope.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

It’s now just a waiting game to see if this patchy episodic specimen can gradually move past its Office-inspired roots and trudge toward developing its own individual, winning skin.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Parks doesn’t yet have the snap or clear character delineation of Steve Carell’s sitcom. But people forget: The Office seemed a little flat when it premiered in 2005.

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