The Oru Park and grand palace in the beautiful valley of the River Pühajõgi was built by Grigori Jelissejev – one of the wealthiest men in the 19th century Russia. In 1935, three Estonian industrialists bought the palace and park, and gave it to President Päts as a gift for his summer residence. The palace was totally destroyed during the Second World War.
Today you can walk in the well-marked and well-maintained park, look at various species of trees and shrubs, explore Hõbeallika (Silver Spring) Cave, as well as enjoy the sea view and the sunset from Swallow's Nest.
Interesting fact: Oru Park Promenade organised annually in August has become a tradition.