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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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  • An interesting park, mostly lake. There's a path around the lake, plenty of parking and picnic tables. The picnic pavilion is really nice. Bathrooms are port a potty only but in great condition. A really good neighborhood park for an afternoon's R&R.
  • This local park is great for going on a nice walk. The lake is beautiful and glistening. Wildlife include ducks, birds, squirrels,turtles, and fish. Although fishing is not allowed, just going out here and jogging is a great experience. The park itself is very calming and peaceful. Very nice staff members. Open to the public.
  • I love this place definitely one of my favorite, is being recently remodeled so is even more beautiful now! Love to take a good long run every chance I get!
  • A nice park by the lake near Dallas Love Field airport. Walking/jogging tracks are nice. A good park for outdoor work outs. One may also find community shared rental bicycles in the park. Places for small picnics available. Entry is free of charge. Parking is free as well. A recommended place to visit in Dallas on a nice sunny day.
  • Very nice and clean park.very huge you can also picnic here.and watch the airplanes fly over its a fun and rewarding experience especially if you have kids they will love it too.
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