Jack Walton Cornett was an Oklahoma Cityan through and through. Growing up he listened to tales of coming to Oklahoma City in covered wagons on his daddy’s knee and he was even named after mayor Jack Walton. His day job was running the family meat packing plant, but Jack Cornett’s business was working for the people of Oklahoma City. He was elected to the city council from Ward 3 in 1977 and went on to become the longest serving councilman in history, leaving in 2001 to become a County Commissioner.
This park was originally named Grove Park for the adjacent Grove Avenue and renamed Jack W Cornett Park in 2006 by the city council to “allow future generations, of all ages, to remember a man who served their community with passion and concern for his fellow man.”