In the short time Ted Cain’s Corner Park has been in Downtown Rockwall, it has already become an iconic part of the landscape.
And now the City of Rockwall has won an award for the project. The Texas Downtown Association (TDA)
has awarded Ted Cain’s Corner Park with the Best Improvement Project for 2018.
The project to renovate the historic structure was a collaborative effort between the City of Rockwall, Rockwall Main Street, Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department, and the Cain Family.
What was formerly a used car dealership and adjacent lot was transformed into a quaint park and public restrooms. The used car lot had been closed for decades, and the area was underutilized. Now visitors and patrons can use the park, herb garden and restrooms anytime they’re downtown.
“We were very honored to be recognized by the Texas Downtown Association,” said Assistant City Manager Brad Griggs. “Cain’s Corner Park was a nice addition to the downtown improvement project—and one that will make a lasting impact for years to come.”
The Texas Downtown Association (TDA) sponsors the annual award program to recognize outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas. One hundred and eleven entries were submitted in 11 different categories from communities across the state.
Prior to this award, Rockwall residents rallied to win the TDA People’s Choice Award for Best Improvement for the same project. Votes for that competition were tallied online via Facebook.