The Level: Enjoy the park and get involved

Fountains at The Level

The Level fountainsWe've extended service for the summer holidays. Seven sessions of watery fun will take place every day, between 11am-5.30pm. Each session will start on the hour and last 30 minutes. This will be followed by a 30-minute break. Each session will start and end as follows:

  • 11am - 11.30am
  • 12 noon - 12.30pm
  • 1.00pm - 1.30pm
  • 2.00pm - 2.30pm
  • 3.00pm - 3.30pm
  • 4.00pm - 4.30pm
  • 5.00pm - 5.30pm (closed for the day)

Latest news

The Level skatepark named by top UK female skateboarder Lucy Adams as one of her top 5 favourites. Read the Guardian article.

Healthwalks - free training for volunteer walk leaders. The next course is Monday 15 September, at Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove. Email healthwalks@brighton-hove.gov.uk or see www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/healthwalks for more information. We have regular Healthwalks at The Level (see below.)

Green Flag award for The Level! We've been awarded a prestigious Green Flag for the first time!  Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy's Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards the country's best parks and green spaces. The award brings the number of Green Flags in the city's parks to seven. Find out about other Green Flag parks in the city.

The Level Communities Forum (LCF) - all welcome. Join us to share your ideas, and help shape the park's community future. The Forum is planning an exciting exciting community activities and events programme. Email thelevelcommunitiesforum@gmail.com

The Level plantsButterfly counting - The park's flowers and plants were chosen to attract insects including butterflies. During August - join the Big Butterfly Hunt and post butterfly sightings at The Level to help this nationwide survey.  Look out for the White-Letter Hairstreak butterfly, which relies on the elms for its lifecycle, and which has been spotted recently. Download a poster here [pdf 777kb].

Coming soon ...

  • A new walking tour of The Level from JourneyOn that you can listen to via your smartphone. We expect this to be ready by the end of August
  • We are hoping to introduce wildlife and conservation-focused walks at The Level - contact parksprojects@brighton-hove.gov.uk to let us know if you're interested, and we'll be in touch.

Events

Gardening at The Level - volunteer gardening clubs at The Level have started!  The club is running weekly on Thursday mornings, 10.30am-noon. Email parksprojects@brighton-hove.gov.uk

The 'ROC' chaplaincy scheme started on 2 August. The pilot service offers a visible chaplaincy presence from 4pm - 8pm at the park on Saturdays. The scheme runs until 6 September initially, and is being delivered in partnership with Brighton churches and Sussex Police.

Healthwalks - Trained leaders host walks every Thursday and the fourth Sunday each month at 11am, from the Loving Hut cafe. View and download our Level walk poster (PDF 326kb).

Play on The Level - Regular sessions run on Saturdays, 11am-1pm.

If you're interested in running an event at The Level, contact our Corporate Events team in the first instance. Email events@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Communities and volunteering opportunities

Community volunteers - we have opportunities for everyone to volunteer as part of our activities programme. Find out more about volunteering at The Level.

Community rooms - To hire one of the community spaces (MacLaren or Elm) in the restored pavilions, contact sports.bookings@brighton-hove.gov.uk or on (01273) 292704. View the room layouts (PDF 736kb).

Explore the park and its facilities

The Level, new playground- paths, a bench, climbing frames and animal statues Historic and cultural guided tour - listen in with our newly-produced VisitBrighton podcast.

Play Pétanque - Bring your boules (bowls), or borrow a set from The Level gardener onsite (weekdays), and have a game on the pétanque area in the south of the park

History and heritage

History of The Level - Have a look at the historic timeline and find out about MacLaren's 1929 design.

People's History of The Level - Find out more about our A4 colour booklet, which you can buy.

Historic and cultural guided tour - listen in with our newly-produced VisitBrighton podcast.

Other news and information

General information factsheet about The Level [PDF 53kb]

Watch “A Day in the Life of The Level” - Produced and shot by City College Brighton and Hove students.

The last restoration project newsletter (PDF 2.2MB)  (February 2014​)

Dedicate a bench ​

Contact Us - Email us at parksprojects@brighton-hove.gov.uk