Sullivan St. Pit Timeline

Follow the evolution of the pit from start to finish.
April 2009
Leslie Knope discovers Sullivan St. pit; forms sub-committee to investigate possibility of transforming the pit into park.
April 2009
Leslie Knope’s park project fast-tracked and public forum scheduled.
April 2009
Parks sub-committee canvasses local neighborhoods in search of Pawnee citizens to participate in forum.
April 2009
Pawnee Journal publishes a glowing progress report of the pit project at Lot 48.
May 2009
New metal lock installed on pit fence.
May 2009
Another citizen, City Planner Mark Brendanawicz, falls into the pit.
June 2009
New gold-plated lock installed on pit fence. Gold-plated deadbolts are the second-hardest lock to pick.
June 2009
New titanium lock installed on pit fence after gold-lock picked and stolen.
June 2009
Pit lock budget depleted.
June 2009
“Pitty,” the feral dog living in the pit, has puppies! Please contact Pawnee Animal Control at City Hall for adoption information.
August 2009
Pitty spotted leading 87-year-old woman, Ms. Edith Ghrenich, into the woods.
August 2009
Please do not call City Hall with information regarding the whereabouts of Ms. Edith Ghrenich. Her daughters state she has never been happier.
September 2009
Community garden planted in southern section of the Sullivan St. pit.
September 2009
Carrots, arugula, and various other leafy plants are harvested
September 2009
Absolutely nothing illegal takes place in the community garden
September 2009
Rumors of illegal activity in the garden are false and likely spread by the Library Department.
September 2009
Do not trust any information disseminated by the Library Department or found in libraries.
October 2009
Local musician and homeless citizen Andy Dwyer is mistakenly showered with pit debris during a private in-fill attempt
October 2009
Sullivan St. pit makes local newspaper headlines, and a brief appearance in the background of Channel 4’s 5PM newscast.
October 2009
Pit filled in! Deputy Director Leslie Knope and citizens Ann Perkins and Andy Dwyer are present to witness historic moment.
October 2009
Pit Timeline ends.
November 2009
Lot Timeline begins.
November 2009 Weeds begin growing in Lot 48’s new soil! They’re the most beautiful weeds in the world!
December 2009
Festive Christmas celebration held on new lot. All religions welcome, but ones that celebrate Christmas encouraged!
December 2009
The Holiday snow is no match for the lot’s many new weed patches! The stuff’s growing likeā€¦ fast-growing stuff!
February 2010
Lot has too many weeds — animal families are beginning to hide in them, becoming increasingly territorial.
February 2010
Lot is professionally deweeded on the February 16th.
February 2010
Weeds somehow back to full-strength by February 21st.
April 2010
Lot is professionally deweeded again, by two maintenance crews.
April 2010 Plans drafted for a new park to be built atop Lot 48!
May 2010
State auditors visit Pawnee and throw a wrench in the Lot 48 Park plans.
May 2010
Free outdoor concert held at Lot 48; Renata Ricotta opens for Freddy Spaghetti!
May 2010
Weeds are growing back, stronger than ever.
May 2010
Indiana State University botanists begin yearlong study of the Lot 48 Weed and its resilience.
Summer 2010
Parks Department forced into temporary furlough.
Summer 2010
Deputy Director Leslie Knope forced to deweed park at least biweekly by herself.
Summer 2010
On the bright side, frequent visits have afforded Knope a cozy camaraderie with the lot’s resident ladybug family, The Delaneys.
Fall/Winter 2010 Weeds begin growing to a frightening thickness; are seemingly impervious to commercial weed whackers.
Fall/Winter 2010
After being stiffed one-too-many times by her supposed ladybug friends, Deputy Director Knope stops deweeding the seemingly un-deweedable lot.
Fall/Winter 2010
Weeds eventually overtake the lot’s titanium lock, rendering its keyhole useless.