An only ten minutes' walk from the historical city centre of Ljubljana brings you to a renovated Ljubljanica river embankment landscaped as a park. The park's name, Špica, translates as 'pointed tip' and refers to the embankment's pointed shape. In the past, Špica was a town beach. Due to its pleasant green surroundings and a large area paved with wood, it still attracts numerous residents and visitors wanting to bask in the sun on fine weather days.
Next to Špica, a new 38-metre long bridge referred to as Hladnik's Footbridge was constructed in 2009. The bridge connects the city with a green suburban area, the location of the Ljubljana Botanic Garden. The bridge, with its super-lightweight structure, is reserved for pedestrians and cyclists.