LCCS is working with Friends of Lucas County Children
Services, and other donors, to renovate the playground that
is located behind the LCCS offices on 705 Adams St., Toledo.
It’s a project that has been in the works for the past two
The LCCS Family Visits
team uses the playground to hold supervised visits with birth
parents and their kids who are in foster care or relative care.
Those visits strengthen the bonds between the parent and child,
while the parents work toward reunification with their family.
The new playground will be inclusive for kids with all
Friends of LCCS began this project over two
years ago, as they noticed the existing playground was
desperately in need of an update. The nonprofit accepted grant
awards to compile the necessary funding to complete the project.
A donation from the Toledo Physicians of Indian Origins (TOPI)
kicked off this campaign. This project is funded completely by
donations and state and local grants.
Many community partners provided their
expertise to help the steering committee design the playground,
including Mom's House, Toledo Metroparks, The Ability Center,
Wood County JFS, and others. The steering committee
consisted of LCCS staff, Friends of LCCS, and community
partners, all of whom have been meeting and researching the past
couple of years to stay updated on this project.
One of those community partnerships was with
the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center and a
Bowling Green State University summer art class. They
brought a new outdoor mural to the inner walls of the play