In mid-May, Park Rite implemented zero contact, or touchless, parking for two reasons: One, to practice safe social distancing in the midst of a pandemic; and two, to increase the speed at which our customers are able to pay when entering our parking lots and garages in Detroit.

Now that the fall season is upon us and restrictions are loosened a little bit, people from all over can take advantage of different things to do in and around metro Detroit.

One of Detroit’s most familiar locations that has reopened is the Detroit Institute of Arts, which offers free admission to individuals who live in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties. Galleries are open to patrons with different hours between Wednesday and Sunday. The DIA is requiring all attendees to wear masks, receive temperature checks, practice social distancing, and only use credit or debit cards. No large bags are allowed, and the coat check is closed.

For more outdoorsy and artistic offerings, the Detroit Mural Project continues to shine a lens on over 1,000 thousand public murals strewn about the city. Created by Viranel Clerard in 2015, the project ties in the city’s history with other artistic staples, including the DIA, that give Detroit its authenticity and feeling of community. Go to for more information.

Another outdoor activity involves visiting the two-mile-long Dequindre Cut Greenway—an urban recreational path that opened in May 2009. Running north of the Detroit riverfront, parallel to St. Aubin Street, it has become synonymous with graffiti and bike traffic. A half extension opened in 2016, giving pedestrians a pathway into Eastern Market.

We continue to express to our customers that safety is the most important thing. By offering touch-free parking, where you are instructed by text how to pay and requiring no smartphone app, we are alleviating health concerns and giving you the easiest way to park and pay. It is a testament to how much we care about our community, while still wanting to offer them the best parking service around.

If you have any questions regarding safety or how this touch-less system functions, do not hesitate to contact us. Stay safe and healthy!