In the heart of the city of Elva is the beautiful Lake Arbi, which offers rich vegetation, illuminated nature trails, and a pine forest. The 1.2 km long circular gravel nature trail around the lake starts from the beach and is well-suited for walking, running, and cycling.
On the south side of the lake are the city centre, the beach, and the central square with a skate park and a sports and playground. In addition, there is a culture centre with a conference and exhibition hall and tourist information.
There is a school building and a sports building on the west side, and the Elva Song Festival Grounds is located near the northwest corner.