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About Denison

Denison Parking is comprised of a dedicated team focused on creating an environment where energy and integrity create quality parking solutions.

A Rich Legacy of Service

The Denison vision dates back to the late 1920s, when Indianapolis businessman, William C. Griffith, purchased the Denison Hotel at a busy corner in the city’s downtown. The bustling commercial area in Indianapolis began to draw people traveling via a relatively new invention — the automobile. Soon, the demand for parking overtook its short supply. Mr. Griffith made a daring decision to raze most of the old Denison hotel and develop one of the first paid parking facilities in the country. He named his new company Denison Parking after the landmark hotel that once occupied that site.

In 1954, the Griffith family continued to lead the pack in parking innovation by completing construction of the first self-parking garage in Indianapolis. This garage was only the fifth self-parking garage ever constructed in the United States. Even then, Denison’s legacy of daring and forward-looking decisions was shaping our country’s future.

From those humble beginnings, the Griffith family has established a company whose name, Denison Parking, has remained synonymous with uncompromising quality and fiscal responsibility throughout its history.

While the family still owns and operates Denison Parking, the company has grown far beyond our Indianapolis roots. Today, Denison Parking operates over 50,000 parking spaces in nine states.

The Denison Difference

Denison is one of the nation’s most experienced parking operators. Owning and operating facilities for over 80 years creates a high degree of empathy for the unique challenges and opportunities our clients face due to the rapid transformations impacting the parking industry.

Our experience does not equate to “parking as usual.” We are deeply focused on creating value for our clients by exploring new ways to engage customers and partners while providing industry-leading transparency and accountability.

In addition to our experience, our long-standing family ownership creates a culture where everyone, from the employees, to our customers and clients are treated like family.

That is the Denison difference. Experienced. Innovative. Personal.

The People of Denison

Our people top the list of the greatest and most important strengths of Denison Parking. We are fortunate to have a diverse organization, including geography and tenure, many employees having spent decades shaping Denison. Their expertise, along with the fresh and innovative spirit of our newer team members, provides the trust and security you want in a partner. This creates a dynamic and positive environment that will expertly guide our business and yours into the future.

Denison Parking is comprised of a dedicated team focused on creating an environment where energy and integrity create quality parking solutions. Meet our leadership team.

"They fill our facilities with parkers and always provide a personal touch."

Mike N.

Denison Parking constructed the first self-parking garage in Indianapolis in 1954.

High-Tech, High-Touch Service