During his lifetime, there was virtually no cultural institution in Oklahoma City that did not benefit from the quiet influence of Luther Thomas Dulaney. He lived by the adage that there is no limit to the amount of good that can be done if it does not matter who gets the credit. Although many did not know his name, he was chairman of the board for the Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma City University, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the symphony, the art center, Lyric Theater, and the State Fair. Oklahoma City University’s Dulaney-Browne Library was named in his honor because of his service to the school.
Luther Dulaney was not the kind of leader who steps in front, instead he chose to lead by making those around him better. A fellow board member recalled, “He was always positive in his support...he was really enthusiastic and had a great deal of encouragement for everyone else.”
In 1963, Luther Dulaney and his family donated this land to the city for use as a park and it was so named in his honor by the city council.