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).Put Bachman Lake Park and other Dallas attractions into our Dallas trip itinerary planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
Bachman Lake Park Reviews
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 l... 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 »
Great 3.1 mile loop around the lake for walking, running, biking. It's always crowded so it feels very safe and there are lights at night. It's right by the airport so it can be loud at times but overall really nice for being in the middle of the city!
Bachman is a beautiful lake park with a mostly tree lined jogging trail which is three miles long and circles the lake. It's family oriented with cute ducks and ducklings wandering around. I Once even saw a turtle laying her eggs under the trees! A Rowing club is based here. Great close up views of aircraft landing at love field, even Dallas cowboys jets and Navy planes. A variety of exercise equipment in various places. Covered picnic/party pavilions and a large playground. Always very clean. Restrooms, water fountains and bbq grills are available too!
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