Numerous springs gave name to a parish
Beside Paide-Rakvere highway about ten steps away from the road in the southern edge of Roosna-Alliku borough a powerful spring comes out of the ground. The spring is also called Eipre spring in honor of its researcher hydrologist Tiit Eipre. Moving downstream the water body developed from the cold and crystal clear water of Eipre spring quickly achieves a form of a grand spring lake from the bottom of which a number of springs boil up. Those spring eyes are the beginning of the largest river in Estonia – 144 kilometer long Pärnu River. In medieval times it was even called Mother River (Emajõgi). This beautiful almost 2,7 hectare lake, which stands 76 meters above sea level, is called Veskijärv by the locals. There are numerous spring eyes and groups in Roosna-Alliku parish, many of which are mothers to big rivers. 97 kilometers long Jägala River begins in Ahula village. This River with second largest drainage area and water richest after Narva River is also in upstream known as Kiigumõisa River.
Three-four kilometers after the beginning Jägala River runs past Kiigumõisa esker next to it is spring rich Kiigumõisa water reserve area. Those springs located on the edge of Pandivere heights and border of Kõrvemaa landscape reserve area bring lots of extra water to the Jägala.
In Esna village next to Roosna-Alliku – Köisi highway is situated Esna Manor. Below the Manors distillery a stream runs and it’s fed by spring. Another spring is few meters away taking water to a lake. This half hectare impounded lake is with clear and cold water, in addition to these two springs it is fed by a number of springs called altogether Esna springs. Fast running stream flowing out of the spring lake joins with Esna River about 1,2 kilometers away from the manor house, this river is among fishermen known as a good trout river.
But where this Roosna in parish’s name comes from? When German Kaltenbrunn was to be replaced with an Estonian equivalent it was decided to leave the name of the former lords Rosen in it.
* As there have been and still is lots of grand manors in Roosna-Alliku parish there is also remained a lot of amazing manor parks: in Esna, Kodasema, Koordi, Roosna-Alliku, Viisu and Vodja.
* On the western slope of the Kiigumõisa esker is situated one of the protected boulders of Järva County. Grand boulders can also be found in Kaaruka and Vodja villages.
* One of the most unconventional sacrifice stones in Järva County is situated in Koordi village on the land of Mardi farm. On top of this 3,6 meters long, 2,7 meters width and 1,15 meters high stone are 28 hollows and on the eastern side a group of 23 hollows.
* In Kihme on the border of Roosna-Alliku and Albu parish Järva County water network cuts into two. Everything that accumulates into the ditches or presses out of the ground on Roosna-Alliku’s side flows to southwest into Pärnu lower basin; in the Albu parish area the accumulating water gathers itself into Jägala river and heads north taking the water into Harju lower basin.