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.
Park news and updates
- 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
- Love Parks Week is here! 14-23 July. View the full programme of citywide events on our Love Parks Week webpage
- Join us! We've started a free six week programme of 'In Shape for Life' outdoor fitness sessions. Sessions began 19 June, and run until 24 July. 10.30 - 11.30am. Meet at the cafe. This is part of the Active for Life programme. More information: email@example.com, Tel 01273 292724
- The Level's play fountains normally operate from 10am-1pm, then 2-6pm daily.The fountains are managed by Freedom Leisure. Tel 01273 685692/01273 290290
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Events coming this summer and early autumn 2017
- Sunday markets: The next scheduled dates for this monthly market are 3 August, 3 September and 1 October, 9am-5pm. More details from organiser The Market Stall Company
- Well-being workshops: We're hoping to run more of these popular free events in conjunction with MIND Brighton & Hove in early autumn
- Oktoberfest - Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October
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 - email@example.com.
Regular park events
- Weekly volunteer gardening club (Thursdays) - contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more
- Weekly English conversation classes (Tuesdays)
- Monthly Book Club (Wednesdays)
- Weekly Tai-Chi (Mondays)
- 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, Tthe 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 email@example.com, or on their website, if you are interested in helping them with activities at The Level. All help 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 Level. 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 Level) or the smaller Elm room opposite, contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
- 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 now also recently won a 'Bees Needs' conservation award from the Green Flag scheme, a PiPA "Lollypip" from Inclusive Play and 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. We've re-applied for a Green Flag again and will hear the result in July. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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