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Latest news and information

Fountains at The Level - update:  We have been experiencing technical issues with the fountains recently, and have had to limit their running time. However, we hope to be able to extend their operation shortly so they run 11am-5.30pm daily until further notice.

Gardening at The Level - volunteer gardening clubs at The Level are on their way! If you missed our first introductory information session on 22 July, and are interested, email and we'll be in touch. We hope to start the first club in late August.



Green Flag award for The Level? The park has now received its visit from the Green Flag judges. We'll announce the results shortly. Find out about other Green Flag parks in the city.

The Level Communities Forum (LCF) is looking for additional members to help guide and shape The Level's future. The Forum has an open meeting on Tuesday 29 July, 6-8pm at The Velo Cafe, The Level. All welcome. Contact

Garden glory: Noticed the eye-catching wildflower display on The Level's north-west bank alongside Ditchling Road? See a picture, and more, on The Level Communities Forum's Facebook page.

Butterfly counting at The Level! The park's flowers and plants were carefully chosen to attract insects including butterflies. Join the Big Butterfly Hunt and post any sightings at The Level online to help the this nationwide butterfly survey. Keep a particular look-out for the White-Letter Hairstreak butterfly, which relies on the elm trees for its lifecycle, and which has been spotted recently at the park.

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


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.

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 or on (01273) 292704. We regret we cannot currently hire the rooms at weekends or after 3.30pm weekdays. View the room layouts (PDF 736kb).

Explore the park and its facilities

The Level, new playground- paths, a bench, climbing frames and animal statues

Play Pétanque - Bring your boules (bowls) and have a game on the pétanque area in the south of the park

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

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.

Other news and information

General information factsheet about The Level [PDF 53kb]

Queens Park Masterplan Consultation - 9 June-23 July 2014. Let us have your views.

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

Dedicate a bench ​

Contact Us - Email us at

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