On Monday, the actor and comedian helped New York's Central Park get ready for spring by helping park crew members mow Sheep Meadow on a riding lawn mower. The lawn is a popular spot for sunbathing.
Central Park Conservancy spokeswoman Dena Libner says Ansari helped mow about an acre (.4 hectares).
The city is reopening all of its park lawns and ball fields on Saturday. Central Park gets more than 250,000 visitors a day.
Ansari portrays parks employee Tom Haverford on the NBC comedy show.