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The Bachman Lake Skate Park: Final Design!

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

It took time to design but it is, as they say, dope!

The Bachman Area is getting closer to having its first-ever public skatepark, as renderings of the planned park were shown to the public Thursday evening. The City indicated that the bid for proposals should be released early in the year and they expect construction to start in the second half of 2023.

The skate park, which is planned to be located in the northwest corner of the park and will be bordered by Webb Chapel Ext and Denton Drive. It will be 45,600 square feet and feature numerous different sections for skaters of all levels. Significant care was taken to ensure that the features did not impinge on the tree canopy in order to provide natural shade to skaters.

Team Pain Skateparks is designing the skate park and have designed more than 200 skate parks over the past 30 years. "We designed the area to be really long so it captures a lot of tricks that can be performed back-to-back," Team Pain Skateparks President Tim Payne said.

The park includes a street area, a plaza, a bowl, a flow bowl and a snake run. There is also seating for more than 100 people with shade structures and tables, as well as water fountains with bottle fillers, restrooms, bike racks and trash cans.

"It's with high hopes that the community in Dallas makes the Bachman Skate Park a historical destination that's recognized throughout the world," Payne said. Bachman Lake Park has a history of skating dating back to the '80s, when there was a nationally-known ramp known as the "clown ramp" popular with skaters.



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