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Bachman Lake Park, Dallas

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Bachman Lake is a small freshwater lake located in the Love Field neighborhood of northwest Dallas, Texas (USA). It covers 205acre in northwest Dallas and lies on the northwest boundary of Dallas Love Field in the airport's landing path. It was originally constructed in 1903 by damming Bachman Branch as a water source for Dallas, but it proved to be too small for their needs and was supplanted by White Rock Lake in 1911.Today, Bachman Lake is used as a recreational area. The lake and its surrounding park are well-kept. The area surrounding the lake is currently a hot bed of new construction. The Shops at Bluffview is a 260000sqft upscale apartment, retail, restaurant and office development that is due for completion in 2008. There have been several 10,000 to 15,000 sf stylishly constructed retail centers built along the lake. At the Western end of the lake, DART Rail has begun construction on the new Orange line that will carry area residents to and from DFW airport. Bachman Station was opened as part of the Green Line's expansion in December 2010. A 3.3 miles (5.3 km) trail surrounds Bachman Lake and the lake is available for sailing and some fishing (the lake is stocked with catfish regularly - Stocking Schedule).
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  • This is a high crime area. I would strongly advise against lingering here after 5:00pm and do not visit on weekends. The lake is completely unsuitable for swimming and generally unpleasant. Extremely ...  more »
  • Dallas occasionally struggles with parks, and public space in general, but Bachman Lake is a winner. It's a beautiful place to take a walk or bike ride, a family-friendly community space for the mostl...  more »
  • This park has a little of everything. A huge playground park for the kiddos, a huge pond with a pathway to walk on around it. There are also lots of trails. There's some pull up bars, all sorts of goo...  more »
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  • Airplanes take off and land right over your head. Ducks, squirrels, birds, Rowboat Teams go cruising by! It's like 3.5 miles on the walk and bike path. Chamberlain Studios is across the street for Martial Arts and there is a Recreational center with swimming for every one! Thrift store with great deals.. Wal-Mart, Dollar General, car wash nearby. It's an interesting area..
  • It's great! The planes from Dallas Love Field airport fly right over your head as you walk or jog the well manicured trail. Birds, Geese, Ducks and even Beavers and Turtles I've seen there! Rental Cabanas and picnic area..no swimming for you, just for the 🐟.
  • Heavenly. If you like a long walk in the park like I do,this is the place -3 miles around the lake and you won't even notice the distance. Very refreshing.
  • OK to nice park. Trails are nice. Little more cleaning I believe is needed
  • The park was recently renovated. It looks very nice and clean. Great sceneries!!

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