The construction of the New York State I-190 Thruway in the 1950s interrupted access to the waterfront until the addition of the Irene K. Gardner Pedestrian Bridge in 1980. Lost in the 1930s, the woodland water feature was rebuilt as a dry rain garden in 2004 by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Called RiverRock Gardens, the design also re-established the Olmsted Brothers’ planting design for the north section of the park. Bisected by just one of the branches of the original drive, the park supports various community amenities, including baseball and football fields, basketball and tennis courts, an ice rink and two swimming pools. The park was included in the 1982 multiple property National Register of Historic Places designation along with other Olmsted parks and parkways in Buffalo. In 2004 the maintenance and operation of the park system was ceded to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.