Wakodahatchee Wetlands named among nation's best parks

Wakodahatchee Wetlands honored by Money Magazine. (WPEC)

A big honor for a small paradise in the 561.

Money Magazine has named the Wakodahatchee Wetlands the best park in the entire state of Florida.

The wetlands, located at 13026 Jog Road in Delray Beach, was featured in the article titled "This is the Best Park in Every U.S. State."

The magazine looked at yelp reviews, as well as travel costs.

The publication recognized the Wakodahatchee Wetlands for the wildlife, specifically birds that can be seen from the 3/4 mile-long boardwalk that traverses the property.

Wakodahatchee, which means “created waters” in the Seminole language, was developed and is maintained by the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department.

The 50 acres of land previously housed a wastewater treatment facility and the wetlands, where aquatic life now thrives, are used as percolation ponds, allowing highly treated reclaimed water to recycle and recharge the water table.

Admission to Wakodahatchee is free. It's open daily from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

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