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Shenzhen City is considering to deploy a Parking Guidance and Information System (PGIS) to provide drivers with real-time parking information to solve urban traffic problems caused by the lack of parking spaces. The paper discusses the implementation of a PGIS for the Shenzhen centre area. An approach to PGIS planning and design in this area is presented. Firstly, this paper analyzes the objective of the PGIS in Shenzhen City. Then the overall system architecture of PGIS from the hardware platform to the application software is proposed. The process of data collection and the design of information display board are also discussed. Finally, the implementation schedule of PGIS in Shenzhen City is discussed. Following deployment, Shenzhen's PGIS will be one of the largest applications of real-time parking management in South China.