Chicago, say hello to convenient parking! With the ParkChicago app you can manage your entire parking experience from your smartphone. No more quarters. No more running to the meter. Pay, extend and manage your parking session with just a few taps. It’s easy!
Get Started Today:
1. Download the free ParkChicago app
2. Park where you see the ParkChicago signs
3. Pay for your parking session from your phone
The Perks of ParkChicago:
- Receive notifications when your parking session time is low
- Extend your parking session through the app
- Receive email receipts at the end of your parking session
- Manage your parking history through the mobile app
- The ParkChicago app links to the ParkChicagoMap app where you can use an interactive map and search features to find parking at competitive prices in Chicago city limits. Say goodbye to garage fees and reservations!
Make your parking experience as simple as possible – download ParkChicago today.
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Ratings and Reviews
App is great, but really costs $10
The functionality of the app is fine. Works just as it should and is convenient. The best feature is that you can reload the meter from your phone and don't have to walk back to the car. I would give this app five stars if they were upfront and honest about the cost.
The developers need to admit up front that the app costs $10. Their prepaid system is shady. You load your account with $20, so you would thing you'd have to reload once the balance gets low. Nope. You must reload with an additional $20 when you get to $10. Example: I had $11 left in my account. My $4 parking would have left me only $7, which is below their $10 minimum. So it charged me $20. In summary, I needed $31 in my account to pay $4. I can never use that last $10.
I contacted the developers about this previously, asking if I could get a refund since I very rarely need parking in the city. They said they don't give refunds. So if I can never use that $10 in my account for parking and I can't get the $10 refunded, why not just admit that you're keeping my $10 as a cost for using the service? Just charge me 10 bucks and then show my actual usable balance in the app.
Too many steps and if you get sidetracked it’s costly
I hate this app. There have been too many times that I have forgotten to finish my purchase. You click and click and click and you still haven’t made your purchase. If you are paying for parking and receive a call and forget you were only on step 3 of four (even though it feels like you finished because there are sooo many steps- for example every time I need to confirm the only car license plate I’ve entered is the one I want to use). I did this today and got a $50 ticket because I didn’t complete the final step. I think the app needs to have a feature to remind users if they haven’t completed their purchase. I was gonna pay for two hours, left after just an hour, found a ticket, unlocked my phone for the first time since receiving a call as I paid for parking and there it was my $4 charge that I hadn’t actually okayed. So instead of $4, parking cost me $50. Please make your app more user friendly by helping them not get tickets due to incomplete purchases
A Must Have
If you live in Chicago and own a vehicle, this is a must have app. This app allows you to pay for your Parking and load it conveniently without having to feed a meter. You can extend it as you see fit. I love how you’re able to load multiple vehicles to your profile so you can pay for parking when you’re riding with friends.
Now that they have fixed it so that it now only reloads your account once your balance is at $0, it is perfect. It used to load when your account balance was at $10, which sucked because you never really were able to use all of your balance. It also seemed like a crime for them to keep your money. That issue has been remedied and I have no issues whatsoever with this app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.