Bachman Lake

Bachman Lake Dam and Spillway Rehabilitation Project 

The Bachman Lake Dam and Spillway Rehabilitation project will ensure dam safety, minimize flood risk, and provide regulatory compliance. In addition, dredging maintenance improvements will help revitalize the lake, improve water quality and allow residents to enjoy the lake for years to come. The project started July 2019 and is estimated to be completed in 2024. To learn more about the project timeline, construction activities and potential construction disruptions please visit project website at

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Bachman Lake is a 205-acre city lake, located in northwest Dallas on the north side of Love Field Airport. Featured amenities include a 5k hike and bike trail (3.08 miles), picnic areas, a pavilion, boating, Bachman Recreation Center and indoor aquatic center.
Landscape& Features
  • Plenty of water fountains and benches are available, and a restroom facility is on the south side.
  • This trail is paved with a mixture of concrete and asphalt and runs through park land around Bachman Lake.
  • There is an exercise circuit with 16 stations positioned along the trail.
  • As the trail meanders along the northern bank, you may see various species of geese and ducks, a grove of bald cypress trees, or sculling on the lake.
  • The southern bank of the lake offers a close-up view of airplanes landing at and taking off from Love Field Airport.

Bachman Skate Park

In case you were unable to attend the public meeting for the future skate park, you can view it here: Bachman Skate Park Public Meeting

Please take a minute and take our SURVEY regarding the future skate park.