Dadeland Mall debuts premium self parking powered by smartphone app


Continuing its innovative approach to enhancing the overall shopping experience, Dadeland Mall recently announced the launch of on-demand mobile, premium self-parking option for consumers.

The new mobile app-based system created by MyPark, a Miami-based technology company, makes it easy for shoppers to choose where and when they want to park at the mall with the touch of a button.

“We continually evolve to offer our customers more choices and enhance their experience at Dadeland Mall,” said Maria Prado, general manager. “MyPark offers convenient, affordable parking choices and ease of access, which is a win for both shoppers and retailers.”

Dadeland Mall is the first Florida Simon Property to implement the emerging technology, in which shoppers can reserve a prime parking spot when they need it directly from their smartphones. MyPark’s app and intelligent connected reservation unit enables consumers to locate and reserve a prime parking spot in the best locations close to where they want to be at the mall. The solution eliminates the time and effort exerted driving up and down the parking aisles in search of an ideal spot near a desired mall entrance.

Dadeland Mall has installed 30 reserved, numbered spaces in various locations, including: Main Entrance, A Garage (near CVS), B Garage (near Dining Pavilion – Food Court entrance), C Garage (near Macy’s Fashion mall entrance) and E Garage (Fashion Wing – front of mall).

Spaces can be reserved for $3 for up to two hours through the app, which began offering the service at the mall on July 13. After two hours, the cost is $3 per hour.

Users can go to the website and click on the links to their respective app stores or download the app directly from the Android or iOS stores, register and tell the app where and when they would like to park. Then they choose the section they want (the best spot is selected automatically by default) and confirm their reservation. Once users arrive at their reserved space, they simply tap a button on their iOS or Android device and the unique MyPark reservation unit will lower to give them access.

“The MyPark team is excited to collaborate with Dadeland Mall and offer our distinctive parking solution,” said Luis Mayendia, CEO of MyPark. “This property is an ideal fit for our technology and we look forward to expanding this relationship as the results prove the value for consumers and tenants at Simon Properties.”

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