The Level: Enjoy the park and get involved

  • This webpage gives up to date information about activities, volunteering and community events you can get involved in at The Level. For general information about the restored park, including its facilities, see this page.

Park news and updates

  • Join us!  We're starting a free six week programme of 'In Shape for Life' outdoor fitness sessions Monday 19 June, 10.30 - 11.30am. Meet at the cafe. This is part of the Active for Life programme. Sessions run until 24 July. More information:, Tel 01273 292724
  • The Level's play fountains are on for the summer season. They normally operate from 10am-1pm, then 2-6pm daily, but may occasionally need to be turned off for essential maintenance. The fountains are managed by Freedom Leisure. Tel 01273 685692/01273 290290
  • Fountains at The LevelDownload the latest issue of The Level Garden News (PDF 1.61MB)
  • Community chaplaincy. The ROC project provides a visible and reassuring presence at the park 3 - 6pm on Saturdays in the summer months. If you're interested in joining their 2017 park volunteer team, contact

Events coming soon this summer ...

The Level plants

For other special events in 2017, see the council events diary.

Interested in holding a public event at The Level? Find out what you need to know if you're thinking about organising an event on council land. We have a separate event organiser's guide for The Level. Contact the council's events team -

Regular park events

Herb garden at the Level

Playground at The LevelOther ways to get involved

Good to know...

The Level has a rich and fascinating history and heritage

The Level has high environmental, conservation and wildlife standards and practices

bee on purple salvia plant at The Level

 Other information

Playground space at The Level

 Sports and games at The Level

  • The park has an international-standard skatepark/wheeled sports facility in the northern part of the park. Find out more about skateparks in the city.
  • Table tennis: Have a free table tennis game near the Maclaren Pavilion. Bats and balls from the park cafe
  • Pétanque and boccia: Borrow a set of balls free from the Garden Manager (weekdays only) and enjoy a game on our special games area in the southern part of the park. Find out how to play boccia (PDF 2.8MB)Find out how to play pétanque (PDF 3.7MB)
  • Chess: Borrow a chess set and a chess clock free from the Garden Manager (weekdays only), and enjoy a game on the artist-designed textured tabletop chessboards set into the picnic tables around the pétanque area

Tell us what you think

Send us your views about the restored Level. Contact You can also review The Level on TripAdvisor.


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