About Parking

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parking.net is home to all things parking. But, before we delve into our treasure trove of resources for the parking professional, let’s first clarify…

What is parking?

According to Wikipedia parking is:

The act of stopping a vehicle and leaving it unoccupied

Don’t let this simple definition fool you. Our industry is far more extensive than the constraints of these ten words, as you will discover once you begin reading through this invaluable compendium of parking information. 

Piecing Together the Parking Basics

Over the next few pages, we’ll cover the parking ABCs. From the various parking techniques and different types of parking facilities to the myriad of parking technologies and the vast range of parking niches – you’ll find information about it all here.

Don’t know how to tell your parking lot from your parking garage? Clueless when it comes to acronyms such as PARCS, PGS, and ALPR? Want to know where parking began? We’ve got your back! Just read on and you’ll be a parking aficionado before you know it.

Parking bay displaying a blue P icon, parked car in background

Once you’re up to speed with the basics, parking.net has all the resources you’ll require as a parking professional. Keep up to date with the latest news and industry trends, gain insights from your parking peers, fill your calendar with events, add industry-specific training to your resume, take the next step in your career, and connect with the parking community. Still missing something? Get in touch with us and we will help you find your way.


On- and Off-street Parking

On-Street Parking

Parking Enforcement

Car Parking Techniques

Parking Facilities

Parking Control

Parking Services

Parking Restrictions

Parking Payment Options

User Groups in Parking

Trends in Parking

History of Parking