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.
Park news and updates
- TakePart 2018 launches on Saturday 23 June at The Level. Noon to 5pm
- The Active for Life team is running free weekly Monday outdoor fitness sessions starting Monday 25 June, 10.30 - 11.30am. Sessions are likely to continue until early September (excluding bank holiday 27 August.) Contact email@example.com for more information
- We've just been visited again by the judges for this year's Green Flag award from Keep Britain Tidy. We should hear the result in July. We're hoping The Level will qualify for its fourth consecutive Green Flag award in this prestigious international scheme which recognises excellence in park standards.The Level is one of seven parks in the city holding a Green Flag. Read more about Green Flag parks in the city
- The Level Communities Forum is organising and running another "Level Best" festival. Saturday 21 July, 1 - 6pm. Includes music, children's games, a treasure hunt, a community sculpture activity and local health food stalls.
- We're sorry, but The Level's play fountains will start operating later than usual this year. We are awaiting delivery of a specialist pump. The water feature is operated by Freedom Leisure. Visit Freedom Leisure's website for enquiries and further information on alternative water features in the city.
- 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: 22 July and 17 August 2018. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07704 095 485.
- 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 email@example.com for more information
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering and more
- There are some spare spaces on our weekly volunteer garden club. The club meets Thursday mornings. Contact email@example.com to find out more
- Interested 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also search opportunities on the new Volunteer website from Community Works
- Why not become part of the Tidy Up Team? This is a new voluntary scheme to help keep the city's parks and green spaces looking good
Regular park events 2018
- Weekly volunteer gardening club (Thursdays). Contact email@example.com
- 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) - delivered by the Taoist Tai Chi Society, and supported by Active for Life
- Twice-weekly Fit Mums Buggy Fitness classes, Tuesdays 10.30am - 11.45am and Fridays 10am - 10.45am during term time. £6 per session. Meets 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 Level has two drinking water fountains - one in the playground area and another by the skatepark
- The park's noticeboards and the cafe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
- 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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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')