Passport Parking available in Eureka

Friday, August 3, 2018

Parking in Eureka Springs just got easier.

On Monday, July 30, the City Advertising and Promotion Commission launched Passport Parking, a mobile app that allows people to pay for parking through their phones. Mayor Butch Berry talked about the app at the Eureka Springs City Council’s July 23 meeting, saying users can utilize the app for any city metered lot.

There are about 150 parking spaces downtown, according to a press release from the CAPC. Through the app, customers may extend their parking times, keep track of parking history and receive notifications and email receipts, the release says.

“It’s exciting,” Berry said. “I’m excited about this coming up.”

The app notifies customers when their parking is about to expire, Berry said, and police officers will be able to monitor parking from their smart phones. Merchants and hotel owners will also have the option to buy time for their guests and allow them to park for free, Berry said. He said he’s glad the app allows the city to keep its existing meters.

“And it’s easy to use,” Berry said. “I mean I could even do it.”

You can download the free PassportParking app from the App Store or Google Play and manage your parking online at ppprk.com.

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