MONEY Magazine used consumer data to determine the best park in each state. Wakodahatchee is listed along with world famous parks such as Central Park in New York City, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, and Glacier National Park in Montana. Aquatic Systems has provided the wetland management services for the 114 acres of Wakodahatchee Wetlands for more than a decade.
Wakodahatchee is a Seminole Indian phrase meaning “created waters”. The park was created in 1996 as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan turning what was once farmland into wetlands. It receives reclaimed wastewater from Palm Beach County Utilities to help recharge the local aquifer system.
Today, the 56 acres of wetlands purify two million gallons of wastewater per day, providing a healthy home to fish and wildlife. More than 176 species of birds, a 12-foot alligator named George, turtles, frogs, rabbits and raccoons spend at least part of their lives in the park.
Wildlife photographers from around the world and nearby cities visit “Wako” regularly to catch the perfect image of wood storks, Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets and more as they rest and nest as close an arm length away.
Our dedicated wetlands maintenance team take great pride in the work they perform at Wakodahatchee Wetlands.