About this project
Get your book & app months before the book launch in December! The first mobile app version will be available by June 2014!
Last year I successfully funded my kickstarter project A guide to Denver’s family-friendly trails, and the book is now available online and in stores. The guide book proposed here will be my second project. It focuses on metro Denver’s 500+ public playgrounds and parks, with pictures, details, and a full rating system. I’m also developing a mobile app for on-the-go access to the playground locations in the guide.
Metro Denver has the largest system of urban parks in the nation, and yet a comprehensive overview has never been attempted. Many municipalities I have contacted have not even completed an inventory of their playgrounds in years.
A web search may bring up the 5 or 10 “best playgrounds”, but what about the other 500 locations? Do you know all the wonderful neighborhood parks near where you live? What if you are visiting an unfamiliar part of town and would like to find a nearby playground or park?
This guide will present an overview of the public playgrounds in the metro area, with a detailed description of the 50 best locations. A free version of the smartphone app will be bundled with the book. Both book and app will be completed by the 2014 holiday season, in time to make this a nice Christmas present! Get the app through this campaign months before the book launch!
- High-quality full-color print book
- Approximate pages: 60-90
- Reviews, ratings, and photos of public play areas and their parks
- Info on playground size, features, restrooms, and accessibility
- Mobile app with map showing exact locations of playgrounds
Risks and challenges
These days it is expensive to obtain an ISBN number, visit 500 locations by car (or bike or light rail), get color books printed and bound, develop a mobile app, and self-edit/publish/market a book.
I learned a lot from my first book publication. With production costs topping $4000, I will need to recoup at least half of my expenses through this campaign in order for the project to move forward. For that I need your help! Thank you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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