The Level: Enjoy the park and get involved
This page 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 The Level page.
Latest news and updates
- The 'Happenstance' archway is now in place at the southern end pedestrian entrance. Find out more about this project from architects Alter & Co
- Hallowe'en mask and costume-making events - Sunday 22 October 2 - 5pm and Sunday 29 October 2 - 6.30pm. All children welcome. This event is run by The Level Communities Forum. For more information view the poster.
- Book Club: Interested in meeting new people and enjoying a cuppa and a chat while discussing a really good book? Our volunteer-run book club meets at the park monthly, early evening on Wednesdays. More information from www.levelbookclub.weebly.com
- Great news! The Level's Garden Manager, Steve Peters, has won 'Gardener of the Year' in the South and South East in Bloom awards!
- Remaining 2017 date for the monthly volunteer-run The Level Bookclub is 15 November
- Play Tiger inclusive play sessions run weekly on Wednesdays, 10.30am-noon. Follow Play Tiger on Facebook
- The Level has been re-awarded a Green Flag for 2017/18. This is a national award from Keep Britain Tidy recognising excellence in park standards. The Level is one of seven parks in the city which has again received the award. Read more about Green Flag parks in the city
- See the council events diary for events in the city.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular park events
- Weekly volunteer gardening club (Thursdays) - contact email@example.com to find out more
- Weekly inclusive play sessions (Wednesdays) run by Play Tiger
- Weekly English Conversation Club (Tuesdays) - run by The Level Communities Forum
- Monthly Book Club (Wednesdays)
- Weekly Tai-Chi (Mondays)
- Twice-weekly Fit Mums Buggy Fitness classes. Tuesdays 10.30 - 11.45am and Fridays 10 - 10.45am. £6 per session. Meet outside cafe. Contact Lisa Rose, tel 07790 538 958, or just come along. Termtime only
- Bike maintenance and cycle skills (regular, various dates)
- Drumming and more
Other ways to get involved
In addition to the events above, many of which welcome volunteers, the park has a volunteer community group, The Level Communities Forum - find out more about the group's recent activities, and future plans and meeting dates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or on their website, if you are interested in helping them with activities at The Level. All welcome.
Good to know
The Level has a rich and fascinating history and heritage.
- Have a look at our The Level history pages
- Download our Level History and Heritage podcast (iTunes link)
The Level has high environmental, conservation and wildlife standards and practices.
- Read more about the park's conservation, wildilfe and sustainability
- Download the latest issue of The Level Garden News (PDF 1.61MB)
- Information is also on the noticeboard on the corner of Ditchling Road and Union Road
- All the park's noticeboards have contact details for reporting any concerns about the park. Download the poster (PDF 256kKB]
- You can hire a space in the community pavilions. To hire the whole MacLaren Pavilion (on the cafe side of the park) or the smaller Elm room opposite, contact email@example.com or call 01273 292704. View The Level community room layouts (PDF 2.4MB)
- There are public toilets on the cafe sides, including a disabled toilet and a specialist Changing Places toilet. The public toilets are managed for the council by Healthmatic Ltd. Tel 01249 823 143 for the 24-hour helpdesk. Key and essential information for users of the Changing Places toilet available from the cafe
- The park has a community volunteer-led Activity Plan
- Schools and registered educational groups can book our curriculum-linked School Resource Box free for onsite use. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The park has community-designed artwork in the central part of the north lawns and also on the chessboards tabletops of the picnic tables around the pétanque area. The artwork is textured so it can be appreciated by those with visual impairment
- The Level is a multi-award-winning park. The Landscape Institute, Civic Trust and "BALI" National Landscape Award scheme have all recognised the park's excellence in different ways since the restoration was completed. We have twice won a 'Bees Needs' conservation award from the Green Flag scheme, we have a PiPA "Lollypip" accreditation from Inclusive Play and also have a Sussex Heritage Trust award in the 'Public and Community' category
- The park has Green Flag status. It is one of seven city parks with this prestigious award. More about Green Flag parks in the city .
- The park has specialist equipment to help people with hearing impairment enjoy the park to the full when participating in activities such as meetings in the pavilion community spaces. Find out more from email@example.com
- We're producing a self-guided tour of The Level with children's activities including bee counting surveys. We expect this to be available early 2018
- Watch a YouTube video about the park made by City College Brighton students
- The Level is in the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere (now called 'The Living Coast')
- The Level is the unofficial home of the BFD (Brighton Freestyle Disc Association), formed by a community of local Freestyle Disc players who have been playing in the city and at The Level for over four years. Frisbee Fridays was the original regular open jam for Brighton Jammers, now held on The Level