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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
- Download 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 email@example.com
Events coming soon this summer ...
- Brighton Youth Arts Festival (B-Fest), Saturday 27 May
- Vegan Summer Festival, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June
- TakePart festival of sport and physical activity - launch event at The Level, Saturday 17 June
- "Level Best" family community events (in the southern end of the ark) - Saturday 1 July. This event is organised by The Level Communities Forum
- Urban Ninja. Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July
- Well-being workshops: We're running more of these popular free events in conjunction with MIND Brighton & Hove in early summer 2017. Find out more.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular park events
- Weekly volunteer gardening club (Thursdays) - contact email@example.com 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
- 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 help welcome
- Alter & Company won the public art commission to design and install a "Happenstance archway" for the southern end, and have been consulting with the public on images for it. Find more at Alter & Company's website.
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
- Information is also on the noticeboard on the corner of Ditchling Road and Union Road
- 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 email@example.com or call 01273 292704. View The Level community room layouts (PDF 2.4MB)
- All the park's noticeboards have contact details for reporting any concerns about The Level. Download the poster (PDF 186KB
- There are public toilets on the cafe building sides, including a disabled toilet and a specialist Changing Places toilet. The toilets are currently managed for the council by Wettons on 0845 433 4101. 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 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 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 in early autumn 2017
- Watch a YouTube video about the park made by City College Brighton students
- The Level is in the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere
- 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
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
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