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.
Volunteering and more
- Have your say on the city's Rights of Way and provide feedback on the council's proposals. The consultation ends on Friday 18 May.
- Interested in being an active part of 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 all sorts of ways. Contact the Forum by emailing email@example.com
- There are some spare spaces on our volunteer garden club. The club meets weekly on Thursday mornings. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
- If you're not able to commit to regular volunteering, or only have a little time to spare, why not join the 'LevelMakers' volunteer group? There is no commitment involved - you just agree for your details to go on a park mailing list and you will be contacted from time to time asking if you're free to help, for instance at small community events such as those run by the Forum (see above). Contact email@example.com if you're interested.
- Be part of the Tidy Up Team! This new voluntary scheme to help keep the city's parks and green spaces looking good has just been launched. Find out more
Park news and updates
- The Book Club has re-started. Upcoming meetings are on Wednesdays 21 March and 18 April 2018. New members welcome. More information on The Level Bookclub website
- TakePart 2018 launch is on Saturday 23 June at The Level. If you're interested in being part of this popular sport and activity festival, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Level Sunday markets will run from March to August - dates are 11 March, 8 April, 20 May, 17 June, 22 July and 17 August 2018.
- We are entering the park again for a national Green Flag award from Keep Britain Tidy in the 2018/19 round. We are due to be judged in May/June, and 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
- 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) - 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 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 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
- All 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')
- 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