Meaning of PARKING in English
BAD : The car was parking outside the flat all night.
GOOD : The car was parked outside the flat all night.
Use park when you are talking about what a driver does: 'You're not allowed to park (your car) in the city centre.' 'Where've you parked (your car)?'
To talk about a vehicle that has been left somewhere and is not moving, use parked : 'That Ford van has been parked there for over a week.' 'The street is always full of parked cars.'
BAD : It took me an hour to find a parking.
GOOD : It took me an hour to find a parking space.
BAD : What the town needs is an underground parking.
GOOD : What the town needs is underground parking.
GOOD : What the town needs is an underground car park.
a parking space/place = a place in a street, car park etc where a vehicle can be left: 'My first attempt to back into the parking space was a disaster.'
a car park (AmE parking lot ) = a large open area or building where cars can be left: 'The supermarket has its own car park.'
parking (uncountable noun) = space(s) where vehicles can be left: 'Parking is available at Whitefriars Street.' 'There's ample parking in front of the hotel.'
Longman Common Errors English vocabulary. Английский словарь распространенных ошибок Longman. 2012