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Bachman Lake Park, Dallas

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3.1/5 based on 20 reviews on the web
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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  • My family stopped off here after dinner and before going back to our Love Field-area hotel. The park itself is really lovely. There's a trail circling a beautiful lake that's perfect for walking and j...  read more »
  • A couple of nice playgrounds for kids and plenty of parking on the northside of the lake. Saturday morning walk on a Sunny winter day saw lots of boats out 'rowing' and lots of kids and families on th...  read more »
  • Backman Lake is right on the edge of Dallas Love Field. If the wind is blowing from the south you will be assaulted by several Southwest Airlines planes and a few others both landing over you head and...  read more »
  • Love this place, depending on the time and day of the week can get busy, but most of the times it is easy to find parking. Even during the hot summer days there is always a nice cool breeze. There are lots of ducks and sea gulls to watch. During later afternoon and early evenings good for family and kids, get a little sketchy after dark.
  • OK park. A little short on amenities, and I did not see a bathroom nor a sink (and thus I hoped, running water). Only portable (chemical) toilets, and they were DISGUSTING. So happy I pee standing up! Rinsed my hands in the drinking fountain. I was on the north side, in the park proper, at the open-air shelter (with a few picnic tables). Was here for a 5K run. Good place for a run, or a walk, or a picnic, just short on amenities... However, there are plenty of commercial options available on Northwest Highway. It was also fun watching the planes on approach for a landing. Rowing club, on the south west side, was also a happening place.
  • Beautiful small lake on the edge of Love Field. If the city would invest a little more money in this lake it could be quite the jewel! The trail is a good size for walking/running/biking. Just be careful walking or running along the levee and Shorecrest Drive sides or you will twist or break your ankle. The trail on the north side has been redone and is plenty wide and smooth. If you don't like crowds and annoyingly loud music it is best to avoid this place on weekends.
  • The place its Beautiful! Love to go there and see the planes coming down...good place to walk too..
  • one of the best place... You wont regret going here.. Either for refreshment, dry picnic or historical visit, it is an awesome place to be...
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