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Quoted in WickedLocal, Newton Article

Premier Park & Play owner, Doug Knotts, speaks with WickedLocal, Newton on the history and future of playgrounds:

The biggest changes in playgrounds have been the dramatic increase in safety standards.

Nets have become a lot more popular…Balancing activities, bridges, moving-pod bridges, are newer and kids really like those as well.

We always try to incorporate various features for a disabled child or adult to enjoy the playground. There are outdoor music instruments, fitness elements like chinbars, talking tubes, ADA swing seats, that allow a disabled child to be integrated into the park playground.

Read the full article: “Newton man looks at history and future of playgrounds,” WickedLocal, Newton, August 10, 2019.

About Us

Premier Park & Play is a family owned and operated playground equipment supplier for schools, parks, child care centers, campgrounds and more in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. 

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Owner Doug Knotts has over 25 years of park & playground industry consulting experience. He has a Master's Degree in Recreation, Sports and Leisure Management from Northeastern University and has been an NPSI certified playground safety inspector since 1995. Doug has a natural understanding of the things that would excite a child, and applies it toward the design of playgrounds. He is committed to

  • ensuring safety and accessibility by complying with ASTM, CPSC and ADAAG regulations,

  • offering a wide variety of the most environmentally friendly products in the market, and

  • providing exceptional services and support for the planning and design of your playground, playground construction, installation of playground equipment, and even fundraising campaigns for your playground project.

Premier Park & Play is the most respected playground and recreation supply company in New England. We love what we do and we’re very good at satisfying the needs of our customers, specifies, and suppliers. We pride ourselves on our distinctive “customer-first” approach and strive to exceed customers’ expectations. If you have a playground project, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We have the resources and experience to make your dream playground a reality!

Statewide Contractor for Massachusetts

Premier Park & Play is a Statewide Contractor for Massachusetts state contract FAC104 .  The contract enables us to provide streamlined discounted products and services to public and non-profit clients. As a leading provider of playground equipment for municipalities and schools, we are pleased to receive this accreditation.

Contract Supplier of Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium


Premier Park & Play has been selected as a supplier for the MHEC Contract MC15-B14 for Athletics: Gym and Field - Games, Equipment, Uniforms and Supplies. MHEC has determined that Premier Park & Play is “the most responsible and responsive bid that offered best value to MHEC members.”

What our Clients Say

VAMC Small World Childcare, Jamaica Plain, MA

"Thank you so much for the wonderful playground structure.  The children love it and it is so much safer than our former wooden structure.  I (and my staff) really enjoyed working with your company.  The construction workers were very friendly, very helpful , and accommodating to our schedule.  You, and all your employees, were patient and informative.  We look forward to adding a few more playground pieces and would not hesitate to heartily recommend your company."

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Premier Park & Play's affiliations include recreation and park associations in New England.