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‘Parks and Recreation’ star surprises Lawrence Parks and Recreation staff

LAWRENCE – Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department employees got a surprise visit from a television “Parks and Recreation” star.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the Lawrence parks employees gathered Tuesday to celebrate their recent recognition from a national parks group.

Actor Jim O’Heir, star of NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation,” showed up to present the department with its Gold Medal Award finalist plaque from the National Recreation and Park Association. Lawrence Parks and Recreation was one of four 2015 finalists for the award, which recognizes excellence in parks and recreation management.

The department ultimately lost to St. George Leisure Services in St. George, Utah.

O'Heir, who starred as Garry on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” for several seasons, has been performing in the Kansas City area in a local production.