Derived from a Seminole Indian phrase meaning "created waters," the Wakodahatchee Wetlands was constructed by Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department next to the existing System 3 Water Treatment Plant located one mile southeast of the Southern Region Water Reclamation Facility. The Wakodahatchee Wetlands have attracted an abundant variety of wildlife, including turtles, frogs, otters, alligators and birds. More than 140 different species of birds have been spotted at the site. These species thrive in the various wetland zones. A three-quarter mile boardwalk winds through three of the wetland's ponds.
The Wakodahatchee Wetland is located in suburban Delray Beach, Florida, on the east side of Jog Road, between Woolbright Road and Atlantic Avenue. The site is on the southeast side of Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department's Southern Region Operations Center at 13026 Jog Road, Delray Beach.
An Anhinga rests on the boardwalk.