Look! A Green Swing Set for the Obama First Daughters

Look! A Green Swing Set for the Obama First Daughters

Rachael Grad
Mar 6, 2009

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The Obama First Daughters, Sasha and Malia, have a new swing set on the White House lawn! The wooden swing set is made by Rainbow Play Systems and is made in the USA and claimed to be "green". To make sure the Rainbow swing set was White House-worthy, Rear Adm. Stephen Rochon (White House director of the executive residence and chief usher) traveled to Rainbow headquarters, and "test-drove" the set himself.

He climbed on the set, swung on the swings, and slid down the slides! Since the announcement, there's been debate over whether the set is really environmentally-friendly.

The Obama set is made from cedar and North American Redwood. It has four swings, a slide, a fort, a climbing wall, climbing ropes, and a picnic table with brass plates etched with the names of all 44 presidents.

The swing set is within sight of the Oval Office, so President Obama can see his daughters while working. This is the first swing set on the White House lawn since the early 1960s, when Caroline and "John John" Kennedy lived there.

Read more about the First Daughters' new swing set at The Daily Republic.

(Images: Charles Dharapak)

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