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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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  • Peaceful and tranquil park. Great for a walk or jog in the morning or afternoon. Watch the airplanes as they land at Dallas Love Field. Would not recommend visiting the park near sunset.
  • This small lake and trail has a wonderful view, peaceful setting and is right in the middle of Dallas and close to the Park Cities, Northwest Dallas and Bluffview neighborhoods. Great for dog lovers, picnics and relaxation. Located on the cusp of a very diverse but somewhat lower class area with mainly Spanish speaking residents, families and businesses, but strangely also down the street from upper middle class areas with wealthy households. You will see beggars, wanderers, and less desirables loitering around, so do be careful. I can't recommend women coming alone or anyone being there in the evening. The Bachman area is just not safe enough for that. Lot of crime, drugs and shady people living in low rent apartments nearby. Lake and greens could be maintained better. Water is a fairly filthy, and there is a bit of trash and litter in places. No facilities like a restroom or anything either. Easy access by DART bus and good amount of parking available. While its not nearly as safe or clean as White Rock Lake, this is a decent park to try out or visit if you live nearby. But I can't recommend going out of your way to come here though.
  • Very nice park with kid's playground. The trail around the lake is gorgeous. You can sit on bench to watch the airplane takeoff. So beautiful.
  • Wonderful park to walk, run, bike. It also has 2 playgrounds that kids absolutely love. And of course, the lake is very relaxing. I even enjoyed seeing the huge plains land 100 feet away. Fun for the whole family.
  • Had a Nice Time at Bachman Lake.. It was too many darn turtles eating my bait... They really like my kool aid weines bait. Just looking at the airplanes land was just amazing. .

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