KaBOOM! just submitted a proposal to Apps for Democracy, a Washington, D.C.-based program that intends to find technological solutions to problems in D.C. What we proposed was to use ParkScan, a community-initiated, web-based reporting system that enables park users to report maintenance issues they observe in city parks and playgrounds to the appropriate city agencies that manage them.
Observations are assigned a tracking number, which creates an accountable and transparent system for park users and city officials. ParkScan data is also used by the Recreation and Park Department to make budget requests, and by park advocates to get publicity and funding for park projects. With ParkScan, park users would become active partners in the stewardship of D.C.’s public parks and playgrounds!
So help us out! You can submit up to 3 votes for KaBOOM! and ParkScan here - just click “VOTE” to help parks and playgrounds in D.C.!