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Bachman Lake Park, Dallas

3.2
#15 of 22 in Parks in Dallas
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 park is in Northwest Highway. It is very close to Love Field airport, so it is a little bit noisy. You will see planes landing and taking off all the time. It is good for walking and also bike...  more »
  • I always wanted to check out this park, and was glad I did. The trail was longer than I expected, but that’s no problem. I’m an aviation fan, so I love that the the aircraft fly so close as they are.....  more »
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  • This lake is always populated with the community in the evenings. It's a lovely view. The lake is huge. Large staggering trees along the walking path provides plenty of shade. There are people running, walking, dog walking, and people parked in their vehicles just taking in the view. It's clean and seems to be no safety hazards. I will say, the parking lot is not lit up very well once night falls and there is one way in and out. Have been several times now and have yet to witness someone bicycling. I'm not sure if it's allowed or just not popular foe this location. Would recommend this place to visit for a bit of beauty and tranquility.
  • This was a nice little find during one of our off trek excursions. The lake was beautiful but my favorite feature was being able to see the runway at Love Field. I could have sat at this park and watched planes take off and land all day. The breeze off the water was cool and there weren't mosquitos buzzing around at all. It was relatively clean and boasted a hiking/biking trail. Definitely a nice little place for an afternoon picnic.

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