Our park.

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When your dog is a vizsla, you don’t have a lot of choice when it comes to: “How should we spend this sunny afternoon?”. All dogs need exsercise, but for our tawny tail, a walk (or two) around a block just won’t do. He would be up to running, playing with sticks – his favourite thing to do – and chasing leaves in wind for hours a day. So we spend a lot of our free time outside. The best are off-leash walks in woods, but for most days, parks are where you will find us.

“Our” park is Navje Memorial Park.

It’s a special spot in Ljubljana, that often goes unnoticed by tourists or even residents of Ljubljana city. It has pretty little paths through green areas, creative children’s playgrounds, a proper dogpark and cultural corner with benches for reading books under the statue of “The girl with the growing book”. This is the new part of the Navje Park, opened in 2010. The original, quiet and peacefull Navje Memorial Park is located behind it and dates somewhere in 1930s. It was designed by slovenian architect Plečnik and holds gravestones of famous Slovenians like Vodnik, Linhart, Jurčič, Levstik and many others. The place truly has unique, calm and pleasant energy, it is a special corner of the city.

So on a sunny day, we’ll be there!

Spying on birds, watching children play (also trying out the playground when alone), running around in a dogpark or maybe just making our way through the park, heading to the fields and meadows behind the Žale Central Cemetery. Because that, on the other hand, is the right place for some off-leash fun!

 

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4 Responses
  • Dollie
    May 23, 2016

    FANTASTIC Post.

    • Urska
      May 23, 2016

      Tnx!

  • A. G. H.
    May 25, 2016

    Thanks for the great info about this park, it actually is useful.

    • Urska
      May 26, 2016

      No problem, it’s a great park and I recommend checking it out when visiting Ljubljana.