For many years, the site was known to locals as a sore thumb in the area due to the lack of upkeep and attraction of shady activity. This changed in the year 2013 when members from the community came together in an effort to restore the site. It was a process, but after countless hours of volunteer work the site was beautifully restored and ultimately named Branchland Park.
Branchland Park is home to a number of communal activities, such as picnicking and water recreation, which certainly includes the annual Guyandotte River Regatta, beginning in year 2013. That being a kayak/canoe/jon boat race, starting at the park and ending roughly five miles down stream in West Hamlin, West Virginia.