Reporting Greg Bowman
ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - A half-million art lovers will be jamming into Ann Arbor this week for the annual Ann Arbor Art Fairs. And many of them will have the same question on their minds: Where are they all going to park? Now, fair-goers can reserve a parking space ahead of time through a website called ParknParty.com. Taylor Bond is the Manager of ParknParty.
“The whole objective is to take the stress and hassle out of trying to park at major events,” said Bond. “We do major events like Art Fair, we do football games. We just expanded into Notre Dame market in South Bend for their football games. We handle big events.”
Bond tells WWJ that they started the service three years ago to handle parking at U-of-M Football games. Now, they’re expanding it to the Art Fairs and other major events. He expects at least two thousand people to take advantage of the service at the Art Fairs, which run July 17th through the 20th.
Bond said they worked with the DDA and Republic Parking to provide parking spaces in the downtown Ann Arbor area, right in the middle of the action, so people won’t have to worry about where they are going to park. The cost for a full day of parking is 18 dollars. And Bond says the best thing is, you are guaranteed a spot will be waiting for you.
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