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Zasa Park

Zasa Park holds the status of a specially protected  object of local importance. The park occupies an area of 23 ha, with its own rules for visitors and excursion routes. It also offers fireplaces, spaces for dancing and swimming. The park origins date back to baron Saß(17th c.) while its construction was finished by the baron Gray.

  • Eines der fünf Teiche
  • Photo: Archiv des Jēkabpils TIC
  • Mittelschule von Zasa
  • Photo: Archiv des Jēkabpils TIC
  • Der Baum der Werwölfe
  • Photo: Archiv des Jēkabpils TIC

The park is a miniature version of the Gatchina Park. The legendary Zasa River flows through the park - from the Salu Forest and into the small Suseja River. With its mill dam, the park incorporates three ponds with five small islands.

The park also contains a holy Selonian site – a spring flowing to the east. Water scooped from the spring on the Māra Day before the sunrise can allegedly heal various ailments. On the right bank of the Zasa River by the oak grove behind the old health centre lies the sacrifice stone Velnakmens. Across the footpath leading to the park – opposite the White Dam – there is another large stone, which is commonly known as the Healing Stone.  

On the left bank of the Dzirnupīte River stands an artificially created hill Cukurkalniņš (the Little Sugar Hill), surrounded by lindens planted in circles – eight lindens in the inner circle, sixteen lindens in the external. Around the lindens grow larchs, white firs, hazels and other trees. The name Sugar Hill stems from the fact that the baron used to sit there in the company of his guests and drink tea or coffee with sugar. 

 
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  • Languages spoken: 
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
    Paid
  • Payment methods: 
    • Cash
Services: 
  • Guide service available
Amenities and Features: 
  • Free parking
Last updated: 22.07.2013