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Address: 3500 Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone Number: 214-670-6374

Small, suburban lake surrounded by a three-mile trail: great for walking...

Small, suburban lake surrounded by a three-mile trail: great for walking and running.

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Buzzing with People and Planes

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 30, 2016
Kansas City
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Kansas City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

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 jogging. The park is adjacent to the runways of Love Field, so planes are coming and going all the time. We thought that was kind of... More 

Thank freutmich
Dallas, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

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 the playgrounds. You get the occasional Jet coming in low as they land at Love Field, and they take off going away... More 

Thank Don P
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

Backman Lake is right on the edge of Dallas Love Field. If the wind is blowing from the south you will be assaulted by several Southwest Airlines planes and a few others both landing over you head and the noise from the take-offs. Otherwise this is a gem of a place to visit.

Thank yellowpixels
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

Its always nice to find places like this in the city. Park has big nice like, which is full of birds and occasionally peoples rowing kayaks. It has nice, lengthy walking trail around the like, I really enjoyed jogging there. We were jogging at Sunday afternoon, it wasn't very busy, just other people enjoying jogging or walking. There are few... More 

Thank Yoveeta
Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

Came here by accident, and had a good walk around the lake. Nice sunsets in the afternoon. Bring comfortable shoes.

Thank Luis L
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

99% mexicans, but being next to Dallas Lovefield Airport offers amazing and awfully close views of planes landing. Hot spanish men strutt their stuff if you are into it. This is a nice place but not a must to visit. You will waste time and be disappointed if you think this is a tourist attraction.

Thank Mike S
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We went on a romantic picnic by the lake kinda affair. Lake is beautiful and the surrounding scenery was nice. However the crown along with sketchy people trying to sell bootleg DVDs really ruins it. We sat away from all the crowd and had a great time but I don't think we will do it again unless it changes over... More 

Thank Srijal_0227
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2014

It used to be a good place to relax for a while in the center of Dallas although even in those days there was soem airplane traffic. You see the park is directly in the flight path from love Filed. Now that the Wright Amendment has expired and more and more planes can land and depart the amount of overhead... More 

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

The lake itself is pretty but much of the trail around the lake lacks vegetation and, particularly in the summer, lacks shade. Part of the trail butts up to heavily travelled roads. In the park itself there is sufficient shade and picnic facilities. The noise from nearly Love Field is a constant headache but fun to watch planes take off... More 

Thank nat1225
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

The lake is pretty, but the park is overshadowed by Love Field which is on the other side of the lake. As soon as we got out of the car, we were hit with the smell of jet exhaust. It was fun watching the planes take off and land, but I don’t know about using the trail for exercise while... More 

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