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.
- It's springtime! Why not be part of the Tidy Up Team? This is a new voluntary scheme to help keep the city's parks and green spaces looking good. Find out more
- The Elm Room, one of The Level's two pavilion community spaces, is currently out of use due to damage from a burst water pipe. We will be doing repairs and refurbishment as soon as possible. Contact Sports Bookings on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
- There are some spare spaces on our weekly volunteer garden club. The club meets Thursday mornings. Contact email@example.com to find out more
- Why not get involved in supporting The Level's community future? The Level Communities Forum works with the council on a range of events and activities for all, and the group is always happy to welcome new members to help in various ways. Contact the Forum at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also search opportunities on the new Volunteer Plus website from Community Works
- Have your say on the city's Rights of Way improvement proposals. The consultation ends Friday 18 May
Park news and updates
- The Level's play fountains are due to be turned on for the summer on Saturday 5 May. The fountains are managed by Freedom Leisure
- The judges are coming! We have entered the park for a national Green Flag award from Keep Britain Tidy in the 2018/19 round and are being judged in early June. We should hear the result in July. The award recognises excellence in park standards.The Level is one of seven parks in the city with this special status. Read more about Green Flag parks in the city
- TakePart 2018 launches on Saturday 23 June at The Level. For more information email email@example.com.
- The Level has a monthly Sunday market, April through to August, on the Lewes Road side perimeter. The markets showcase a range of local traders and makers. Next scheduled dates: 20 May, 17 June, 22 July and 17 August 2018. For more information or to apply to trade, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07704 095 485.
- See the council events diary for other 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, email email@example.com.
Regular park events 2018
- Weekly volunteer gardening club (Thursdays). For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Weekly inclusive play sessions (Wednesdays) run by Play Tiger. 10.30am-noon. Follow Play Tiger on Facebook
- 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 10.30am - 11.45am and Fridays 10am - 10.45am during term time. This costs £6 per session, and we meet outside the cafe. Contact Lisa Rose on 07790 538 958 if you have any questions, or just come along.
- Sunday markets (monthly, March to August - see above for dates)
- Bike maintenance and cycle skills (regular, various dates)
- Drumming and more
Good to know: The Level's history and its sustainability work
The Level has high environmental, conservation and wildlife standards and practices.
- Download The Level Conservation Report 2018 (PDF 7.4MB)
- Download the latest issue of The Level Garden News (PDF 1.61MB)
- Read more about the park's conservation, wildilfe and sustainability
- Sustainability information is also on the noticeboard on the corner of Ditchling Road and Union Road
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)
- The park's noticeboards have contact details for reporting any concerns about the park. Download the poster (PDF 256KB)
- 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, call 01249 823 143 for the 24-hour helpdesk.
- 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 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 by emailing email@example.com
- 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')