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March 5, 2009

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March 4, 2009, 6:27 pm

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A Castle at the White House

Doug Mills/The New York Times A swing set was installed at the White House Wednesday.

Now the White House is really kid-friendly: On Wednesday, the Obamas had a swing set installed at the executive mansion, just outside the Oval office.

The swing set, which includes three regular swings, a tire swing and a tree house, sits near the White House pool and the horseshoe pit. It is emblazoned with a plaque proclaiming that it is “Malia and Sasha’s Castle.”

Doug Mills/The New York Times

The new play equipment marks the Obamas first effort to put their personal stamp on the White House grounds. President Bill Clinton installed a new putting green. President George H.W. Bush added the basketball court and horseshoe pits.

First Lady Michelle Obama — who has two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, — has vowed to give the White House more of a family-friendly feel. And Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president, has predicted that emphasis will become more evident as the weather warms.

Doug Mills/The New York Times

“I’m looking forward to backyard barbecues,’’ Ms. Jarrett said in an interview earlier this year. “Just the fact that they have young children lends itself to a different kind of entertaining.”

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