MIAMI -

Zoo Miami has become a whole lot wetter.

On Monday, the zoo opened a new 1.5 acre playground that includes splashing water features and a jungle gym.

The Playworld Playground was designed for children ages 12 and under while also providing a shaded rest for their parents.

The park contains two different play areas, Jungle Journey and Ocean Voyage.

Jungle Journey contains 11 play features helping children use their imagination while the water-themed Ocean Voyage is a place to cool down by splashing through spouting blow holes and overflowing buckets of water.

“This $1 million state-of-the-art playground has been a highly-anticipated addition to Zoo Miami,” said Eric Stephens, Zoo Miami Director. “We are so excited to open it and offer our guests a top-notch play experience.”