April 10, 2017






City of Olympia, WA, recently awarded NuPark the contract to automate parking management and enforcement for the City


APRIL 7, 2017 | OLYMPIA, WA NuPark, the leading provider of smart parking management solutions, announced that they will provide automated parking management and enforcement for the City of Olympia, WA. By using NuPark’s cloud-based Parking Management System, Olympia will now be able to provide the city with more efficient parking options.


The City of Olympia, Washington state’s capital city, is located approximately 60 miles southwest of Seattle. Olympia will use NuPark’s open, web-based smart parking management system to help automate their enforcement and permitting operations. The system includes license plate recognition (LPR) technology; real-time data access and syncing; and options for electronic permitting, payments, citations, and appeals.


The City of Olympia’s unique challenge includes both city and residential parking. This combination of parking types requires a customized solution. NuPark’s system will enable Olympia to verify parking permissions, issue citations in real time, and seamlessly integrate with existing meters and infrastructure. Jim Leida, NuPark’s Vice President of Sales, commented that NuPark’s “flexible data management system enables both municipal and residential concerns to be addressed by a single system. This seamless integration will eliminate potential hassles caused by multi-system integration.”


“We decided to switch to NuPark because we needed a flexible system that could respond to our current challenges while simultaneously accommodating our future needs,” said Mark Staley, Business Applications Analyst with the City of Olympia. “NuPark will be able to address our current situation and continue to adapt to future changes.”


About NuPark

NuPark, Inc. is a trusted partner in smart parking management solutions with proven technology to address complex parking operations. NuPark’s license plate recognition-based parking management solution supports permitting, enforcement, adjudication, event management, asset management, reporting, and analytics in a truly open and integrated platform. With over 225 years of combined experience, the NuPark team understands the business problems a parking organization faces having experienced those challenges first hand. Their core values remain consistent with a commitment to providing unrivaled customer service while providing creative and flexible solutions utilizing the latest technologies. NuPark can be found in over 28 states servicing clients from diverse sectors including higher education, municipalities, private operations retail establishments and transit authorities. Reach out to NuPark for more information by visiting www.nupark.com.


About City of Olympia Parking Services

Developing a Comprehensive Downtown Parking Strategy will be a major focus of Olympia Parking Services in 2017. Maximizing existing surface parking and improving customer service with new programs and technology as a result of implementing this new parking management software, such as pay-by-phone services and online residential permit renewal will help meet parking needs in the downtown core and beyond. The new parking management software will help streamline processes which span multiple departments, making staff more efficient and offering additional online services to customers.


The Parking Division will monitor the delicate balance between parking fees and their effect on economic development in the downtown area. The parking system will continue to be managed to provide for turnover of parking stalls vital to business interests in the area and to protect neighborhoods from negative impacts of unregulated parking, and weekend and evening enforcement will be studied and considered as part of the Parking Strategy. Parking for neighborhoods in the downtown area will remain a focus as well, with the goal of enabling residents to conveniently park while maintaining the residential nature of the neighborhoods.