Impark (Imperial Parking Corporation) is one of the largest parking management companies in North America, operating approximately 3,400 parking facilities with 9,000 employees in more than 100 cities across the United States and Canada.
Impark began operations in Vancouver, BC, in 1962 with a single surface parking lot. The simple concept of paying attention to service, combined with a strong entrepreneurial drive, led to steady growth during the 1960’s and ‘70’s. By the end of the 1970’s, Impark dominated the Vancouver market and had established the depth of staff and resources to expand east. Growth continued at a rapid pace through the 1980s with Impark opening its first lot in the United States in Minneapolis. The 1990s saw branch offices established in all of Canada’s major cities – including the acquisition of Canada’s (at the time) largest parking company, CitiPark, in 1995. This move, along with steady growth in new accounts, established Impark as the largest parking management firm in Canada, with over 75% of the market’s commercial business.
Since opening its first location in the United States in the late 1980’s Impark has expanded at a rapid pace, including major projects such as an agreement with the San Francisco Giants to develop and manage 4,900 parking spaces surrounding the new Pacific Bell Stadium (now AT&T Park), Miller Park in Milwaukee, and Citi Field in New York. Expansion into new markets through the 2000’s saw Impark firmly established as a true North American leader, and a number of acquisitions including companies in Portland and San Francisco, and more recently, the acquisition of Republic Parking in early 2016, substantially increases Impark’s geographic footprint and reach into key market segments such as healthcare, aviation, and municipal parking operations.