Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority Launches Mobile Parking App
epark Ann Arbor app makes paying for parking easier at over 1500 spots around Ann Arbor
In support of its mission to strengthen downtown Ann Arbor, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announced today the launch of Ann Arbor’s first mobile payment application for parking, epark Ann Arbor. The DDA has made downloading and using the application free for all parkers, with no upcharge or convenience fees, as may be found in other cities.
Parkers will be able to easily download the epark Ann Arbor app to their phone and pay for parking with a debit or credit card without having to visit an epark payment station. This app will also enable patrons to extend their parking sessions remotely, receive notifications when their session is low on time, and get email receipts.
“We are eager to launch the app because we know that it will be a great way to ease concerns some may have about parking, and make it that much easier to enjoy downtown,” said Susan Pollay, DDA Executive Director. Epark payment stations are located in and around downtown Ann Arbor, serving on-street public parking spaces and certain parking lots. The epark app is available for use with any epark metered space in Ann Arbor.
The epark Ann Arbor app also offers a convenient digital wallet feature, enabling parkers to add funds directly to the app and use them for paying for parking. When they pay using the prepaid wallet, the transaction is simply deducted from their pre-funded account rather than being charged to a credit or debit card.
The epark Ann Arbor app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play. Users can also manage their parking online at eparka2.com.
The mission of the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is to undertake public improvements that have the greatest impact in strengthening the downtown area and attracting new private investments. For more information on DDA programs and projects visit www.a2dda.org