Friends of Bachman Lake

A nonprofit organization

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$5,000 Goal

Friends of Bachman Lake was founded in 2019 with the mission of protecting and improving Dallas’ open spaces in and around Bachman Lake. Bachman Lake was originally constructed in 1903 by damming the Bachman Branch of the Trinity River Elm Fork and creating a 205 acre water source for Dallas residents. The Lake is the northern border of historic Love Field Airport and is the third largest body of water in the City of Dallas, hosting more daily visitors than Klyde Warren Park! Northwest Dallas has one of the lowest concentrations of open spaces in the city and is home to many communities that do not have safe, convenient, and affordable access to parks and natural spaces. For this reason Friends of Bachman Lake (FoBL) advocates for the park and its local residents and seeks to:

    • Have a clean and safe park
    • Improve biking and walking safety and trail connectivity
    • Increase access to green spaces
    • Improve park amenities and facilities

Check out our website to see all the work that we have done in building community:


Giving Activity


Friends of Bachman Lake is a volunteer organization for the support, maintenance and beautification of Bachman Lake Park and surrounding communities.


Friends of Bachman Lake runs multiple programs around Bachman Lake including park advocacy, park cleanup, tree restoration, and even bike repairs. All programs are funded from donations by local businesses and residents. We are an all-volunteer organization, so every dime we raise goes directly to promoting the park, it's programs and improvements.

Funds raised during this particular North Texas Giving Day Campaign will be used towards:

1. Recovering 40 acres of abandoned park land and turning this area into a showcase of Texas native trees and plants

2. Clearing all privet

3. Planting native trees

4. Purchasing native plants

We are using the funds raised during previous years to cut the initial trails and construct raised tread footpaths. Check out our videos to see the progress made, it's amazing!

Thanks to you, we have made Bachman Lake Park a center of activity, an example of community-driven success, and the true recreational jewel of northwest Dallas. Please help us keep it that way and make it even better!

Equity Statement

Through our events, promotions, recruitment and communication efforts, we affirm our commitment to representing the diverse residents surrounding Bachman Lake, honoring the area's history and its continuing evolution as a dynamic, multi-cultural, multi-lingual community.

Organization Data


Organization name

Friends of Bachman Lake

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Community Improvement, Environment & Conservation, Public Safety

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Board Chair


DALLAS, TX 75220