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Extended service begins! The Level fountains will now open between 11am-5.30pm during the school summer holidays

Fountains at The Level – extended service begins! The Level fountains will now open between 11am-5.30pm during the school summer holidays. Seven sessions of watery fun will take place every day, each followed by a 30-minute interval. Each session will start and end as follows:

  • 11am-11.30am
  • 12 noon-12.30pm
  • 1.00pm-1.30pm
  • 2.00pm-2.30pm
  • 3.00pm-3.30pm
  • 4.00pm-4.30pm
  • 5.00pm-5.30pm
  • 5.30pm: Close

Green Flag award for The Level! We’ve just heard The Level has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag for the first time!  Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. The award brings the number of Green Flags in the city’s parks to seven. Find out about other Green Flag parks in the city.

The Level Communities Forum (LCF) – all welcome! The newly-constituted LCF is organising its first open meeting on Tuesday 29 July, 6pm at The Velo Cafe, The Level. Come along and join us to share your ideas and help shape the park’s community future.  Download the meeting agenda [PDF 16.9kb]. Enquiries: contact thelevelcommunitiesforum@gmail.com

The ‘ROC’ chaplaincy scheme starts at The Level Saturday 2 August. The pilot service, offering a visible chaplaincy presence from 4-8pm on Saturdays, starts on Saturday 2 August (until Saturday 6 September initially), and is being delivered in partnership with Brighton churches and Sussex Police.

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 parksprojects@brighton-hove.gov.uk and we’ll be in touch. We’re starting the first club in early August. Further introductory sessions will be announced shortly.

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 butterfly sightings at The Level online during August to help the this nationwide 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. Download a poster here [pdf 777kb].

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

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.

The Level plants


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 sports.bookings@brighton-hove.gov.uk 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), or borrow a set from The Level gardener onsite (weekdays), and have a game on the pétanque area in the south of the park

Playground - Find out more about the popular playground’s equipment and meet our flock of wooden sheep and our shark.

Visit our community artist-designed artwork - In the central circle where the paths meet. Have a chess game on the picnic tabletop chessboards by the pétanque area. Bring your own chess pieces, or look out for our Garden Manager Steve (weekdays only) and ask to borrow ours.)  If you’d like to start a Level chess club, or other board game social clubs, contact us.

Police officers – Officers are based at the community hub in the Hornbeam room in The Level’s eastern pavilion, 10-11am and 6-7pm daily (Sundays 10-11am only.) They also use the hub and patrol in the area in addition to these times.

The Velo Cafe - Contact them at bn1cafe@velo-cafe.co.uk.

New skatepark – Details of the project which replaced the old skatepark​.

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]

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

Dedicate a bench ​

Contact Us – Email us at parksprojects@brighton-hove.gov.uk