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The White House Playground as seen in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

I’m a big fan of comedy.  Love it, and would be a comedy groupie if I didn’t choose the whole parenthood life.  (No regrets!) So I have seen many episodes of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”, one of my guilty pleasures, featuring comedians being interviewed by one of my faves, Jerry Seinfeld.  Well I had to skip forward to the President Obama one, and it was a great episode.  Then I had to pause.

There’s a playground at the White House.

Nice car, but check out the playground!

Nice car, but check out the playground!- Photo credit- from “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”S7 Ep 1

When did this happen?

It has been there for more than 6 years???

How did I miss this?

Well it was March 2009, right at the time my daughter was born, so I may have been distracted. Below is the screen cap and link to video of the news report from Today.

obama playground

Anyway, I had to share this playground spotting with my audience, even though it’s old news.

A few fun facts:

  • Malia and Sasha were 10 & 7 when they were surprised with this Rainbow Play Systems Structure (from South Dakota)
  • The 100 percent cedar and North American Redwood structure has four swings, including a tire swing, a slide, a fort, a climbing wall and climbing ropes.
  • Crumb Rubber Playground Surface was used beneath the structure.

If you want to see some great pictures of the playground being used, check out Kaboom’s listing here!

If you want to check out Comedians in Cars getting Coffee, I highly recommend it!  Great fun, here’s the link!

Do you have an awesome playground in your backyard?  Or do you prefer to explore playgrounds in your area? Share with us in the comments below!

Also don’t forget to check out our indoor play deals page! We have some great deals for places to play in NJ.

IPlay America in Freehold

Kidz Village- Kenilworth/Woodbridge

$40 For 2 iPA Cards (Reg. $80)

$27.50 For 5 All-Day Play Passes (Reg. $54.95)

$40 For 2 iPA Cards (Reg. $80)$27.50 For 5 All-Day Play Passes (Reg. $54.95)

1 comment to The White House Playground as seen in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

  • Christine

    I too am fascinated by the playground at the White House! This past spring my cousin gave us a White House tour (she is on staff) and the playground was visable from a window in the Oval Office. We were told it was a request from the Presidenr himself! Another tibit – there is always a bowl of fresh apples in the office too so that visitors for meetings, etc. can have a healthy snack.

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