Mural project at
LCCS’s family visit playground area
By La Prensa Staff
TOLEDO, July 8, 2019: A team of artists and art students will
transform the blank concrete walls that frame the Lucas
County Children Services (LCCS) outdoor Family Visits
playground area—located at 705 Adams St.—by painting a series of
This group of artists has been responsible for many of the
colorful displays along Broadway in Toledo’s Old South End
Bowling Green State University (BGSU)
senior art lecturer Gordon Ricketts will lead art
students from Bowling Green State University, with help
from Toledo artist Yusuf Lateef and Sofia Quintero Art
and Cultural Center (SQACC) art director Lorenzo Flores,
himself an LCCS foster/adoptive parent.
Some teens involved with LCCS who are interested in art will
participate in the project and be mentored by the BGSU students.
Kevin Milliken, Gordon Ricketts, Karen Roberts, and Dir. Robin Reese
The art murals will be the first step in what is anticipated to
be a comprehensive playground renovation project using community
in-kind contributions, grants, and other donations to replace
25-year-old play equipment that has outlived its useful life.
The goal is to replace it with an all-inclusive, accessible
playground with a bonded rubber surface. LCCS’ nonprofit
auxiliary, Friends of Lucas County Children Services, is
leading a fundraising effort for this project.