The Level was completely restored in 2013. The transformed park now provides a pleasant and thriving city centre open space that provides something for everyone to enjoy and get involved in. We're working with community volunteer support to bring into action The Level activities programme.
Services on The Level
There are public toilets at the outer sides of the Velo cafe building, including a DDA accessible toilet and a Changing Places toilet.
At the centre of the park you can visit The Velo cafe.
The Level is one of our disabled access parks.
Community spaces for hire
The two restored pavilions offer community spaces for hire. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedicate a bench
At the Level you can dedicate a bench.
There's lots going on at The Level - enjoy the park and get involved.
Click the map to find out where the park is.
The Level is very well served by buses. Brighton & Hove Buses' frequent service 25 and The Big Lemon's service 44 go to the east (Lewes Road) side, while many routes serve the Open Market stops in Ditchling Road or Oxford Street. These include the number 21, 22, 24, 26, 37, 37B, 38, 46, 48, 49, 50 and 81 routes. Further bus information and timetables.
There are cycle lanes leading to the park from the city centre, including National Cycle Route 20. These allow cyclists to avoid using the busy roads either side of the park perimeter. We have also provided several places to park and secure your bicycle around the park. We have planned for additional new cycle parking inside the park as part of the restoration. For more information see our city cycle facilities map
The Bike Train runs group rides from The Level. These include daily termtime rides from the north-east corner of The Level, along Lewes Road to Falmer (Sussex University and Brighton University sites).
There is on-street pay and display parking along Ditchling Road, Union Road and Lewes Road. Two disabled bays, including one which will be suitable for a minibus (with blue badge), are planned. For more information on travelling around the city visit Journey On.
Points of Interest
Elm trees and butterflies
The Level has a large and nationally-important elm tree collection which supports a colony of White-letter Hairstreak butterflies. This endangered species lives mainly in the treetops, and the butterfly's lifecycle is entirely dependent on elms for food. The butterfly was spotted at The Level during the park's restoration, and has also been seen since.
Find out about The Level's fascinating history
The Rose Walk
The Rose Walk is a crossway path connecting the east and west sides of the park. It's been completely re-planted and re-landscaped to include a range of attractive and insect-friendly plants and shrubs including some roses.
Have your say
Get involved with The Level Communities Forum volunteer group to help guide and shape the park's future.
Join us on The Level!
If you're interested in volunteering with us (we have opportunities to suit everyone), email email@example.com