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Press Brief is the number one place to find and book a guaranteed parking space before you reach your destination. In addition, ParkWhiz creates software to help parking owners manage and market their parking using the ParkWhiz website, mobile apps, and data APIs. Read more...

Founded in 2006, ParkWhiz was formed out of the founders' frustration over finding a decent parking spot at a ballgame. Between the parking lots, garages, and driveway owners renting out space, there were plenty of places to park, but no way to know which had open spaces or how much they cost. There had to be a better way than driving around aimlessly searching for a spot. presents a fast, efficient way for drivers to find available parking on their computer or mobile phone before they reach their destination. Parking search results reflect real-time parking availability at hundreds of ParkWhiz partner locations, enabling drivers to book a spot and know for sure that a guaranteed parking space will be waiting for them when they arrive. ParkWhiz carefully vets each parking location and provides detailed descriptions and customer reviews to ensure there are no surprises.

ParkWhiz provides tools to help parking owners large and small earn more money from their parking spaces. With ParkWhiz's innovative prepaid parking management system, parking owners can offer drivers a more convenient way to park their car, while gaining widespread exposure through ParkWhiz's extensive Internet and smart-phone presence. ParkWhiz handles payment processing and fraud protection, making it effortless for parking owners to get started.

Whether it's a home owner earning extra cash by renting out driveway space or a parking company executive tasked with managing thousands of parking spaces, ParkWhiz makes it easy for parking owners to maximize their revenue while providing a superior parking experience for drivers.

ParkWhiz, founded in 2006 by Aashish Dalal and Jon Thornton, is privately held and based in Chicago and New York.

Recent Articles & Mentions

Apr 2, 2014
It’s not going to be cheap for University of Kentucky fans to attend Saturday’s game against Wisconsin and, with a Wildcats victory, the final versus the winner of Florida and Connecticut... Parking is available at the stadium, with passes a
Mar 27, 2014
From self-driving vehicles to the rate of urbanization to the buzz of the car-sharing economy, it’s easy to surmise the death of parking. Yes, vehicle ownership is down and, yes, as The New York Times reported, the millennial generation values tech
Feb 10, 2014
Nail it and scale it. That's startup-speak for a popular strategy for launching a successful tech company: First build and refine your product, then conquer a test market to demonstrate its viability, and then—and only then—expand into addit
Jan 31, 2014
Tickets costing upwards of $800 (face value) aren’t the only prices that get jacked up for the Super Bowl.
Jan 31, 2014
For those seeking a traditional game-day experience, Parkwhiz offers parking spots in two conveniently located lots in New Jersey that allow tailgating.
Jan 30, 2014
Parking innovations may have been a long time in coming, but the future of improved parking is definitely upon us. It should be an exciting ride.
Jan 14, 2014
George Tarmy has helped find parking spots for Super Bowl ticketholders in the past, but he knew that New York and New Jersey would offer a unique challenge to anyone who wanted to drive to the game.
Dec 27, 2013
Are you one of those drivers who spends almost as much time looking for the perfect parking spot as you do driving to your destination?
Nov 27, 2013
Jessi Molohon, a 23-year-old student at the University of Texas at Austin, uses the ParkWhiz app when traveling to stores in downtown Houston or at the Houston Galleria to help find garages and compare prices.
Nov 8, 2013
Until he got to college, Aashish Dalal '99 wanted to be a doctor like his mother. Today, the 35-year-old Dalal isn't setting broken bones or diagnosing aches and pains. But he is working to alleviate another sort of suffering -- one familiar to anyone who
Crain's Chicago BusinessFree-parking app Faspark adds paid lots
Oct 31, 2013
This month Faspark took another step forward by integrating off-street parking data from ParkWhiz, a Chicago-based company that connects drivers with discounted garage and lot parking.
Oct 1, 2013
Did you ever imagine a day when KiTT would become more relevant than David Hasselhoff? Well, that day has arrived. KiTT, for you non-Knight Rider fans, was TV’s first original ‘connected car’ in the 80s...
Sep 27, 2013
Do you think there’s any way that you can get to an NFL game without spending a lot of money?
Sep 15, 2013
Chicago-based ParkWhiz, the online parking reservation site, is expanding in Washington and Baltimore. The company last week added 20 new parking locations in Washington and another 20 in Baltimore, lifting the number of total locations...
Sep 15, 2013
Patriots fans love a good session of pre- and post-game tailgating. But you can’t really bring all of your favorite tailgating items along without finding a spot for your car
Aug 30, 2013
Ohio State is ranked 16th in the new Parking Happiness Index from ParkWhiz Inc. and SeatGeek Inc.
Aug 21, 2013
Top-ranked Big Ten schools sit below other national contenders in ease of getting to their football games, according to new data from parking reservation site
Bloomberg BusinessweekCar Talk: Rent or Own?
Aug 15, 2013
One of the great things about living in a city like New York is its public transportation. It seems you're never more than a 60-minute subway ride from just about anywhere. But leave the city?
Jul 31, 2013
Parking is a $30 billion industry, which is ripe for disruption. ParkWhiz is a Chicago based company that helps drivers book parking spots ahead of time.
Jun 24, 2013
You may not know it but there are ways to help you save money when you travel around the city.
Jun 18, 2013
Tips to cut costs for your family.
Jun 13, 2013
ParkWhiz CTO Jon Thorton on the business model for the company that helps people reserve parking spaces.
Jun 12, 2013
ParkWhiz, a Chicago startup that allows drivers to reserve and prepay for parking online, is adding the ability to book monthly parking in New York City.
Jun 12, 2013
Technology is coming to the rescue for the perennial conundrum of finding a place to park your car. ParkWhiz, which has helped Chicagoans achieve that feat, is now available in New York City.
Jun 12, 2013
Chicago-based is expanding its online parking service to New York City. Users can reserve a parking spot and choose locations based on amenities such as on-site security, 24-hour availability or restroom access.
Jun 12, 2013
Online-parking company ParkWhiz is expanding its service for discount daily and monthly parking to New York. It's ParkWhiz's first expansion of full-service parking outside Chicago. It will offer parking at more than 200 locations in the New York area.
May 30, 2013
Baseball is a family affair for the Rodrigueses. Danielle Rodrigues plays softball and her husband, Pedro Rodrigues, coaches their 5-year-old son Maxx’s T-ball team. Their daughter, Madi, 3, loves cheering from the sidelines.
May 30, 2013
Right now tens of thousands of americans are at a ballpark, soaking in the national pastime, and they are paying for it. Rising costs at baseball games are keeping a lot of families away. The cost of an average family going to a ball game is more than $20
Crain's Chicago BusinessThe Wrigley Field Parking Puzzle
May 20, 2013
While the Cubs await the results of a traffic study they've commissioned as part of their renovation agreement with the city, Lakeview and Wrigleyville residents are waiting to hear just how the team plans to address their parking concerns.
May 16, 2013
As the founder of a Chicago public relations firm that has worked with many startups and small businesses, I know that gaining traction, users and interest from potential investors are all top priorities. But it is especially nice when you see a client sp
May 4, 2013
Bill Moller talks to Aashish Dalal about his company, ParkWhiz, which helps people find and reserve parking spots.
Apr 23, 2013
Aashish Dalal, ParkWhiz CEO, talks all things parking with Mike McConnell
Crain's Chicago BusinessFinding a Fix for a Broken Parking System
Apr 23, 2013
Aashish Dalal was a man on a mission when he quit his consulting job in 2005. He wanted to fix what he thought was a broken system: finding a parking spot in a commercial garage.
Apr 11, 2013
To help everyone get around some of the parking fees, Parkwhiz has created an app to help parkers find a spot and reserve it for less.
Apr 8, 2013
Aashish Dalal, CEO of talks parking options for Chicago Cubs games.
Mar 1, 2013
Nobody likes hunting for a parking space. Yet there hasn't been much disruption in the parking industry--until now. Some new websites help you cut down on time spent circling the block.
Feb 28, 2013
At, we help drivers find and reserve parking online for events and daily trips. One of our largest annual parking events is the Super Bowl, where we have delivered up to 30% of parking demand over the last three years.
Parking MattersSuper Bowl, Super Parking
Feb 2, 2013
Curious about how people park for Super Bowl? We were, and turned to our friends at ParkWhiz, which helps ticketholders reserve parking for the big game, for a little insight.
Feb 1, 2013
Take a look at the beginning of ParkWhiz
Feb 1, 2013
The City of New Orleans has issued additional street closures two days before the Super Bowl for those wishing to travel near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome or the CBD.
Feb 1, 2013
If you gotta go, you gotta go. To Super Bowl XLVII, that is. And Ravens fans have got to go to New Orleans, getting there any which way they can.
Feb 1, 2013
At, we help drivers find and reserve parking online for events and daily trips. One of our largest annual parking events is the Super Bowl, where we have delivered up to 30% of parking demand over the last three years.
Jan 31, 2013
Whether you’re watching the Super Bowl in New Orleans or in the comfort of your home, you can download these apps to enhance your game day experience!
Jan 29, 2013
Niners fans are getting to themselves to the big game Sunday by whatever means possible. One San Francisco couple put together a fly-drive-park plan and discovered a new online planning tool while they were at it.
Jan 24, 2013
People can still get parking places less than a block away from the Superdome, but they’re pricey. Platinum Parking also has spots, a little farther away, for tailgating and even some economy spots
Jan 13, 2013
If you need to reserve a cheap parking spot in Chicago, check out! Charlie Wojciechowski and Art Norman interview ParkWhiz CEO Aashish Dalal.
Dec 19, 2012
ParkWhiz, a Chicago-based startup that allows customers to reserve parking on the fly, has raised $2 million in Series A funding led by Hyde Park Venture Partners with Hyde Park Angels, Amicus Capital, Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan, Henry J. Feinberg and Amre
Dec 19, 2012
Among the little-known facts about Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit is that during college, he worked in a parking garage. Perhaps that's one of the reasons he has invested in ParkWhiz, a Chicago-based company that's looking to use technology to d
Dec 19, 2012
Finding a parking spot is a challenge in urban locations. I have opted to trek across town in the dead of night, shell out for a cab, or brave public transportation to avoid the frustration that is searching for a place to park.
Dec 19, 2012
December is quite the month for entrepreneurial e-commerce companies who specialize in parking. On Wednesday, Chicago parking space aggregator ParkWhiz revealed a $2 million Series A round.
Dec 14, 2012
An example of a ParkWhiz offer is at the 60 E. Randolph parking garage, where a motorist who wants to park for the day pays $14 instead of the non-ParkWhiz rate of $30.
Sep 15, 2012
Patriots fans love a good session of pre- and post-game tailgating. But you can’t really bring all of your favorite tailgating items along without finding a spot for your car.
Sep 9, 2012
Park Whiz, the Chicago-based online company that sells parking spots near Nationals Park, reports demand up 500 percent at the past five Washington Nationals games.
Sep 1, 2012
When fans arrive on the Auburn University campus for the 2012 football season, they will see many new additions and upgrades in the areas of technology, customer service and premium seating, all in an effort to greatly improve the gameday experience. Here
Aug 3, 2012
The Ravens have signed a deal with ParkWhiz, based in Chicago, allowing fans to shop for and buy game-day parking. The website lists garages and lots with prices based on walking distance, on-site security and whether the parking is covered.
Jul 20, 2012
Meanwhile, a Chicago-based company that allows drivers to find nearby parking lots online and book spaces ahead of time, sees is preparing to capitalize on the chaos.
Jul 19, 2012
Think of ParkWhiz as OpenTable for parking. Partnered with hundreds of major American venues--sports stadiums, airports, amusement parks, arenas, and the like--ParkWhiz helps users reserve spots in advance of events.
Jun 24, 2012
But are they making money? “We wouldn’t be in business for six years if we weren’t,” Dalal said. “We’re killing it.”
Jun 5, 2012
Aashish Dalal calls parking “a pain in the butt.” Interesting language for a guy in the parking business, but it reflects the reasoning behind his business model.
May 24, 2012
ParkWhiz is a Chicago-based start up that went national. Whether you're looking for parking with onsite security or restrooms, covered parking, wheelchair accessibility, valet service or the option of being able to tailgate...
May 2, 2012
The new parking entrepreneurs hope to develop a niche in what the National Parking Association, a Washington-based trade group, estimates is an $18 billion-a-year U.S. parking market.
Apr 12, 2012
Is there anything more stressful about attending a sporting event than finding good parking? Aashish Dalal didn't think so, and he founded in 2006 as a result.
Apr 6, 2012
You’ve got your glove, you’ve got your hat, you’ve got your tickets. But where to park? Driving in circles around crowded lots can be a huge hassle that takes the shine off a day at the ball game. ParkWhiz aims to change that.
Mar 29, 2012
They can reserve spots ahead on ParkWhiz, the Chicago-based website that lists available parking spaces at both paved lots like Walgreen’s and on private property.
Mar 29, 2012
According to ParkWhiz, spaces at Walgreens will range from $25.99 to $32.49 per parking space. Opening day spaces have sold out but as of late Thursday, parking spaces were available for other games.
The Daytona Beach News JournalRace parking ranges from free to $385
Feb 23, 2012
Thousands of people have descended on the region as the granddaddy of all races revs up on Sunday., an Internet start-up that sells parking services for major sporting events, has taken notice.
WAFB (CBS New Orleans)Mardi Gras parking in New Orleans
Feb 20, 2012
If you go down to New Orleans this time of year, you already know parade parking can be a nightmare, but not if you reserve a spot before you leave home.You can reserve a space through a website called ParkWhiz.
Feb 7, 2012
ParkWhiz, a Chicago-based company that helps people reserve parking spaces online for events ranging from small concerts to the Super Bowl, had a banner day Sunday. The company estimates it parked about 30% of Super Bowl attendees.
Feb 4, 2012
Park Whiz is a Web site that helps consumers find and reserve parking spots in safe and reputable locations throughout 100 major cities and more than 600 venues.
Feb 3, 2012
Other garages and lots, including those owned by Denison, are encouraging anyone coming downtown to use the online reservation system at to reserve a spot.
Feb 2, 2012
Reserve a parking spot BEFORE Sunday if you need one. Try CNBC sports business reporter tweeted tonight: "Most expensive Super Bowl tailgate spot sold by ©ParkWhiz? $499 right by Lucas Oil Stadium. Sold an RV spot nearby for $999."
Sports Business JournalParking lot vendors carve out some space
Jan 30, 2012
Chicago-based ParkWhiz handles online reservations at 12,000 spaces across 27 parking locations within a mile of Lucas Oil Stadium. The company brokered sales at nearly 7,000 spaces near last year’s game in Arlington, Texas.
Jan 30, 2012
And don't forget parking. lists a spot at a lot across from the stadium at $499 for all day Sunday (tailgating is allowed, unlike at official lots at Lucas Oil Stadium, where the rate is the usual $60).
Jan 27, 2012
ParkWhiz reports that the average price paid to secure a private parking space through the service for Super Bowl XLVI stands at $156.
Jan 26, 2012
Newpoint Parking discussing the merits of using on the show IndyStyle for WISH TV in Indianapolis.
Bergen County RecordCutting a Giant trip down to size
Jan 25, 2012
Best bet is probably, which controls most of the spots downtown. They have tailgating lots, unlike the NFL-run garages.
Jan 20, 2012
Commentary: The ‘Parking King’ will sell you a nice spot for a grand
Sports Business JournalDaily Digit...
Jan 9, 2012
$60.42 -- Average cost of a privately owned parking spot near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for tonight's BCS Allstate Championship Game, according to ParkWhiz.
Jan 5, 2012
Monday is the day LSU and Alabama face off in the dome. A check of reveals you can pre-order parking spots near the dome for anywhere from $30 to $300.
Jan 3, 2012
Roughly two dozen parking owners and operators are already selling spaces online. ParkWhiz handles all the marketing, reservations and payments.
Dec 19, 2011
Thanks to [...] fans won't have to worry about the pre-game anxiety of clashing with other fans in securing a parking or tailgate spot.
Oct 10, 2011
Aashish Dalal's has deals with 500 facilities at 90 venues nationwide, including Wrigley Field.
The Wall Street JournalA Super Bowl of Greed
Feb 6, 2011
Do you know what it costs to park? A mile from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, $55. Across the street, more than $1,000, according to The website listed one spot at a nearby Taco Bell for $330.
Feb 4, 2011
With 100,000 game tickets sold, the City of Arlington has partnered with, an online parking-reservation service, to not only secure non-traditional parking spaces to handle the remarkable volume, but to guarantee drivers a space on game day.
Jan 26, 2011
Even something as mundane as a game-day parking space was fetching upwards of $900 at, a website that offers about 7,000 reserved spots at 43 lots in the vicinity of Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, site of Super Bowl XLV.
Jan 26, 2011
If you're lucky enough to have a ticket to Super Bowl XLV between Pittsburgh and Green Bay, then the next step is to find parking near Cowboys Stadium.
Jan 26, 2011
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell promises to cut his salary to $1 if the league has a work stoppage, but there's no such financial mercy being shown to Super Bowl patrons.
Jan 12, 2011
There is nothing that makes someone's blood boil more than when they're all excited to attend a sporting event and then find themselves circling the area for a parking spot.
Jan 12, 2011
Some entrepreneurial lots are within a half-mile of Cowboys Stadium, putting football fans much closer than official NFL parking would. Because of heightened security, a few thousand of the parking spaces closest to the stadium will be closed off, and man
Jan 1, 2011
It has been almost 15 years since turned the airline industry on its head. Formed in 1996 within a small division at Microsoft, Expedia was launched to the online world, giving consumers a revolutionary way to research and book travel.
Nov 1, 2010
Remember that time you thought you got a good deal on an airline ticket, only to find out that the guy sitting next to you brought his for half the price?
Sports Business JournalPark It!
Oct 11, 2010
Chicago-based ParkWhiz is the biggest player in the space, booking inventory for independent lot owners within a few blocks of 30 big league venues. Think StubHub for parking.
Sep 21, 2010
Aashish Dalal has an awesome company. And he's frustrated that you don't know about it because he can make your life so much better. In just a few years, he's managed to park his creation, ParkWhiz, into one of the most difficult spaces to disrupt that t
Sep 3, 2010
On ParkWhiz, which provides Internet booking for entrepreneurial lots, prices start at $22 and increase to as much as $220.
Aug 25, 2010
The hotel and the restaurant – which already offered football parking in previous years – this season have partnered with, a Chicago-based company that teams up with business owners nationwide who have parking lots near stadiums a
Aug 6, 2010
[..] the ParkWhiz mobile app promises to allow fans to reserve a guaranteed prepaid parking space from their iPhone and Android devices.
Aug 2, 2010
Take that idea and apply it to parking spots, and you have the new ParkWhiz online parking space reservation service that allows users to reserve parking spots for hundreds of locations across the US, including stadiums, theaters, and airports.
Jul 26, 2010
Once you've secured tickets and made it through traffic, having to find suitable parking before a concert, game, or big event can feel like drip torture. Free webapp and mobile site ParkWhiz lets you line up a spot in advance.
Jul 26, 2010
Here's how it works. You score tickets to a big event at Nokia or Staples. And then you immediately visit the ParkWhiz website, find the night you'll be there and reserve your spot in a 500-car lot just steps away on Figueroa.
Jul 26, 2010
Via a web app and a newly launched mobile HTML5 website, ParkWhiz allows you to reserve parking near concert and event venues in the U.S.
May 11, 2010
We're surprised it took so long for somebody to come up with ParkWhiz, a nifty service that lets you reserve a parking spot weeks before you leave the house.
Nov 27, 2009
Most Cowboys Stadium parking spaces are sold in advance, often via the Internet.
May 27, 2009
One Chicago businessman is changing the way you look for a place to park at the ball game.
Mar 26, 2009
The other one we like is ParkWhiz. And is really about parking for venues. Everything from airports to sporting events to theaters.
Entrepreneur.comLots of Opportunities
Mar 28, 2008
ParkWhiz puts a new spin on an old industry.
Jan 17, 2008 allows you to reserve and prepay (with a 10 percent commission tacked on) for parking spots at participating garages in Chicago and lists locations and prices for most nonparticipating garages.
Nov 1, 2007
ParkWhiz is now marketing the Lyric Opera of Chicago's valet parking spots and also compiles industry data; it is reportedly talking with Standard and others about marketing excess parking inventories.
Mar 21, 2007
NavTeq announces ParkWhiz as an LBS Challenge Semifinalist.
Feb 21, 2007
This kind of Web-based car parking solution is in its infancy, but we think this solution is going to change the way people park their cars - especially when in a rush!
Jan 10, 2007
A video interview with Aashish Dalal, founder and CEO of ParkWhiz.
Jan 1, 2007
ParkWhiz, a Chicago-based startup, might be able to assist with this problem, as it offers users the ability to quickly search for parking near a location.
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Recent Press Releases

December 12, 2013
Strategic Alliance Connects Online and Offline Worlds for Parking Owners and Operators Nationwide to Capitalize on Smartphone Adoption
November 20, 2013
Industry Leaders Announce Integration to Bring Revenue Management, Streamlined Customer Experience & Mobile Availability to Parking Facilities Nationwide
October 31, 2013
ParkWhiz partnership with Parknav seamlessly integrates guaranteed parking into the fastest growing platform for predictive on-street parking availability.
September 24, 2013
Online parking pioneer announces broad expansion in Houston, TX.
September 05, 2013
ParkWhiz, the rapidly expanding leader in e-parking, announces further expansion in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, in response to a surge in popular demand.
August 19, 2013
The ParkWhiz partnership with Attractionseeker seamlessly integrates guaranteed parking into the fast growing hub for people to explore cities and discover local attractions and points of interest.
August 15, 2013
Online Parking Service Announces 13 Parking Locations for the 2013 Chicago Air and Water Show
July 31, 2013
Individual game spaces for Auburn football parking are now available.
July 25, 2013
Online Parking Pioneer Launches Daily & Monthly Parking with Over 200 locations in NYC
May 20, 2013
ParkWhiz Partnership Offers Self Scan Validation Systems for Parking Facility Operators.
May 20, 2013
Flash Valet and ParkWhiz have partnered to create an efficient and complete solution for parking providers.
March 19, 2013
Partnership provides guaranteed parking
March 1, 2013
Company Partners with St. Patrick's Day Foundation; Donates Portion of Parking Proceeds
October 16, 2012
Partnership to provide guaranteed parking and peace of mind
August 2, 2012
Partnership to Provide Fans Guaranteed Parking Options, Improving Fan Experience
January 18, 2012
Despite Cold Weather, ParkWhiz Sales Data Shows Prices are Rising, More People are Buying.
August 26, 2010
Fact: Now Provides Fans a New Alternative to On-Site Stadium Parking.
June 29, 2010
Web-Based Company Provides Smartphone Users Way to Reserve Parking Enroute to Stadium
April 1, 2010
Online Parking Reservations to Benefit Drivers Heading to Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Busch Stadium, Rangers Ballpark, AT&T Park, and Minute Maid Park.
March 31, 2009 Partners with Local Parking Facilities to Offer Advanced Online Parking Reservations
May 8, 2008 Partners with Local Parking Facilities to Offer Advanced Online Parking Reservations
September 21, 2007
Love Opera? Hate Parking? Website Focused on Parking Allows Lyric Patrons to Reserve Parking Space in Advance
March 23, 2007
Spark Parking and NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge semifinalist ParkWhiz partner to provide real-time parking availability.
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