The department has to put together an last-minute fund-raising gala for the new park without Leslie, who has been called away on an emergency disaster drill. Meanwhile, Andy takes his police officer exam.
Leslie runs into unexpected problems when she proposes a "bailout" of a failing movie rental store, Ann tries to make friends with April while waiting for an answer from Chris, and Tom tries to stand up to a scary new worker at Rent-A-Swag.
Ben and Leslie go to Ben's hometown in Minnesota so he can get the key to the city, an honor given to all former mayors of the town except Ben, councilman Jamm sues Ron for punching him, and Chris and Ann try to test their compatibility.
After a bill to fund a local putt-putt course is introduced, Leslie and Ron compete for Jamm's swing vote. Meanwhile, Andy decides to retire from the band, and Ann tries to help Tom break up with Mona-Lisa.
Leslie blows off Ben's birthday party to filibuster councilman Jamm's motion, Andy pays a surprise visit to April, Tom tries to win a stuffed bear for Nadia, and Ron gets frustrated by an arcade hunting game.
Leslie's new bold attitude as a lame duck costs Ben his job at Sweetums, Ron helps Chris build a crib, and the department tries to find the perfect dog that matches the personality for every Parks Department employee.