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Bachman Lake Park, Dallas

(3.2/5 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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  • I came here occasionally thirty years ago to jog the three mile path, fish or just sit out. It is always loud as the jets fly over, but still very pleasant. It does not look like it has changed in all...  more »
  • 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...  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...  more »
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  • A real heart of the west side of the city. There is a steady stream of walkers and runners circling the lake. Parts of the trail are in disrepair, but the city has made some improvements. The park can get busy on a nice weekend day. It draws a broad cross section of the city, but the parking lots can get a little dicey late at night. Otherwise, a safe and welcoming environment home to a nonprofit rowing club. Also popular for birthday parties and community events.
  • This place has an amazing plane landing view since it is very close to love field airport. The whole lake loop is around 5k which is good for runners and walkers. I love this place !!!
  • 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.
  • I grew uo in this area & they have changed it alot over the years new parks n more kid friendly