Traffic congestion is a common problem in any metropolitan city. Wastage of time, fuel, and environmental pollution can be reduced if smart parking systems are designed and implemented. Different types of smart parking systems have been deployed in various regions of the world, and these systems have shown three major problems. The systems require major upgrading of the parking space, which involves expensive work on the surface of the parking space. The nodes require a wired power supply or in some cases a regular battery change. Lastly, these systems require one node per parking spot making them expensive. The system described here addresses the above-mentioned bottlenecks. The developed system can monitor up to four parking spots with one node, the system transmits data via a wireless network and uses solar cells to operate thus making it maintenance free and eco-friendly. Moreover, these features make the system cheap to install and operate. It incorporates real-time monitoring of nodal data and provides the user with the current status of a parking space.