The Jelgava Palace park The Jelgava Palace Park developed after 1816, when the north wing of the palace was burnt down. During the reconstruction work, the governor Valujevs ordered the last remains of the palace wall to be taken down and laid out a lawn in its place. In 1829 the whole area was elevated to protect the palace from floods. The palace channel includes the so-called Governor’s Island which before the World War I was the governor’s private rest place not accessible to the public. During 30’s of the 20th century, there were many outdoor concerts and the city government took care of the park’s maintenance. The palace park, currently taken care by the LLU, makes an impressive contribution to the beauty of the Jelgava Palace.