Parking in Tel Aviv can be a frustrating and expensive affair. With Pink Park, you reserve a space in advance or find one on demand, and pay by credit card – all at a fraction of the cost of nearby lots.
Last week, I was headed to an all-day conference at a seaside hotel. In the hotel lot, parking for the day was going to be very expensive. And, as I drove by the hotel, I could see the line of cars waiting to go in, extending out into the intersection. Luckily, I had scouted out a spot less than 300 meters away on Pink Park. The spot was easy to find and cost me 60% less than the hotel!
The Pink Park Model
Pink Park relies on the “sharing economy” model. Private spaces are made available at a fraction of the cost of parking lots in the area.
The advantages of Pink Park include:
- The ability to find and reserve parking spaces in advance
- Payment is by credit card
- Costs are clearly outlined, including hours that are charged and hours that are free or discounted
In addition to Tel Aviv, Pink Park has a modest presence in other cities, such as Herzliya, Ramat Gan, Rishon LeTzion, Jerusalem, and Petach Tikvah (see their site for more details).
Update 15 June 2018: Some parking lots use Pink Park as well, and at least some of those offer a discount to those who pay by Pink Park. (I saved 40% using it in Ramat Gan!)
Signing Up for Pink Park
Signing up and reserving my first space took me just a couple of minutes.
- Download Pink Park (Android or iOS)
- Add your car information, including its size
- Add your credit card info
After that, you can type the address of your destination and begin searching for parking in the area.
First 15 NIS Free
If you sign up using my affiliate link or the code YFNDT0P (that’s a zero, not an O), you’ll get 15 NIS off your first parking experience. So, you can try it out for free. What do you have to lose?
Happy parking, and feel free to share your experience with Pink Park or similar services in the comments.