The City of Des Moines to Launch a Mobile Parking App, ParkDSM, Powered by ParkMobile

ParkMobile will be launching ParkDSM

ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, will be launching ParkDSM, a parking app for the City of Des Moines, in 2022. ParkDSM, powered by ParkMobile, will enable people to easily pay for on-street parking right from their mobile device at 3,000 spots around the city. ParkDSM will launch in January, though availability will increase as new pay stations are installed throughout 2022. The ParkMobile app will still be accepted for current users.

ParkMobile has over 29 million users, is available for both iPhone and Android, or can be accessed on the web at To pay for parking using the ParkDSM app, users will simply enter the zone and space numbers posted on the stickers and signs around the parking spot, choose the duration of time they wish to park, and touch the “start parking” button. The ParkDSM app will send alerts when the parking session is about to expire so a user can extend time right from the app.

With the upcoming launch of ParkDSM, ParkMobile continues to expand its presence in Iowa where there are over 61,000 users. ParkMobile is currently available in Ames, Davenport, and Sioux City, as well as on-campus at Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa. Beyond the state, ParkMobile can also be used to pay for parking in other Midwestern cities, including Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Indianapolis, and in over 500 cities and over 100 universities and colleges across the country.

ParkDSM will give our residents and visitors an easy way to locate and pay for parking, thus reducing traffic congestion and limiting the need for change,” says John Davis, City Traffic Engineer from the City of Des Moines. “ParkDSM will be powered by ParkMobile so it will have the same easy-to-use, contactless technology that is already prevalent throughout the state.”

We’re excited to partner with the City of Des Moines on a parking system dedicated solely to their residents and visitors,” adds Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile. “Providing a parking app just for them creates a better parking experience in the city,” adds Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile.

About ParkMobile 

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect “Smart 50,” and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2020 Stevie Awards for Achievement in Product Innovation and the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit or @ParkMobile on Twitter.


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