Here at Premier Park & Play, we love what we do and we’re very good at satisfying the needs of our customers, dealers and suppliers. That’s why we are the most respected organization in the playground and recreation supplies industry in New England. But don’t take our word for it; read what some of our customers have to say!
»Roxbury, MA: "Premier Park & Play did a fabulous job at the Dimock Center. I would highly recommend using them."
-Red Sox Foundation
»Randolph, MA: " Your work with the Town of Randolph far exceeds my expectations for any vendor. I see our relationship as more a partnership based on your commitment."
»Holyoke, MA: "The City of Holyoke has used Premier Park & Play products on several occasions and has always been very satisfied with the quality and variety... Mr. Knotts is always approachable and provides excellent service throughout the sometimes long and arduous process of planning, budgeting and actually installing new play equipment. He willingly meets with City personnel, elected officials and community members, and answers questions while providing helpful insight based on his many years of industry experience."
-Director, Parks and Recreation
»North Kingstown, RI: "The equipment looks great and as expected the stations by the basketball court are already popular. 😊 Your installation team was awesome and very easy to work with... lots of folks are very happy to use the equipment. Myself included!"
- Director of Housing, Kingstown Crossings I & II
»Waltham, MA: "It looks great!"
- Waltham Overlook Apartments
»Chicopee, MA: " The City of Chicopee purchased playground equipment made of recycled plastic milk jugs from Premier Park & Play, providing a significant positive impact in the environment. I am not aware of any other playground equipment supplier offering the amount of recycled content that we have used with Premier Park & Play."
-Chicopee Parks Superintendent
»Erving, MA: "Doug worked well with our designer by securing the structures and equipment necessary for the design. Similarly he worked with our contractor by coordinating delivery to fit within the construction time frames. Doug's communication was timely and allowed us to meet deadlines. Invoicing was prompt and accurate. Doug has even followed up with me to make sure that the equipment that was supplied met our expectations which was appreciated."
-Administrative Coordinator, Board of Selectmen
»Springfield, MA: "Morris Professional Childcare Services, Inc. would like to thank all of you at Premier Park and Play for supporting our playground project over the past months. We are so appreciative of all your hard work and dedication in such a short period of time. Overseeing and coordinating the installation of our new playground by the end of Summer 2017 in order for our children here at the site to enjoy before the cold weather kicked in was a SUCCESS!!!
A special thanks to Douglas Knotts for your committed leadership, without your enthusiasm and support we would not have been able to make such an ambitious goal happened so quickly. Our children are enjoying the newly installed playground!!!"
- Executive Director, Morris Professional Childcare Services, Inc. / The Children's Creative Center
»Chicopee, MA: "The playground looks great and the kids are enjoying it very much. I appreciate all the hard work you and your team put in to complete the project."
- Property Manager, MacArthur Terrace, Dimeo Properties, Inc., Chicopee, MA
»Westminster, VT: "I just took a drive to check [the playground] out and it looks great. Thanks for your patience and job well done."
- Deb Glass, Early Education Center
»Waltham, MA: "The elaborate play structure design was a huge social project. Doug Knotts gave us the parameters and a plethora of playground components to pick from. Students voted on which structures they liked best and ultimately which ones were included in our playground. The final design was a collaboration between Doug and the Milestones staff. The playground continues to provide hour of educational entertainment for our students"
-Alex Smith-Michaels, Milestones, Inc. Executive Director
» 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. Thank you again."
- Patti and the staff at VAMC Small World Childcare
» Dracut, MA: "We couldn't be happier. Thank you for all that you and Peter did to get this project finished up for us."
-Greenmont Elementary School
» Worcester, MA: "My name is Jessica Rock, LMHC and I am a director of a crisis center for children. Over two years ago we embarked on a mission to build the children of the center a much needed playground. The children of the center often come to us with extreme trauma histories, suffering from mental illness, loss and broken homes. Our center gives hospital level of care meaning the children cannot be in the community that often due to safety concerns. So our yard is the only area for them to use for exercise and play. We wanted to build a playground that would meet the therapeutic needs of our children. So we partnered up with an Occupational Therapist and Premier Park and Play to accomplish this goal.
Throughout the last two years Premier Park & Play has been there for us every step of the way. To include playground design, which is something we changed more than once due to finding new items we wanted to add and not once did they tell us we could not, instead they came to us every time and took the time to sit with us to develop the new plans. Throughout this time we held multiple fundraising events to raise the money needed for the build of the playground to include motorcycle rides, golf tournaments and poker tournaments. Premier Park & Play was again there for us with each and every one by participating in our events and sponsoring. Doug Knotts was simply amazing to us and our cause. He even played in our poker tournament even though he had never played before just because he wanted to help us out!!! Which that RIGHT there speaks volumes to there dedication to the project.
When it came time for the build Premier Park & Play went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed to complete a community build and because of this we were able to build a 48,000 dollar playground in only TWO DAYS !!!! This success would not have been possible without the extraordinary team at Premier Park & Play. As I sit here writing this letter I am literally looking out my window in my office watching the children enjoy the playground and their smiles tell it all. So thank you Premier Park & Play for making dreams come true!!!!"
»Roxbury, MA: "The guys who built it were amazingly helpful and did a fantastic job. My gratitude and kudos to them. I hope we will receive future grants so we can build other playgrounds with you."
-Director of Children Services
»Worcester, MA: "The YWCA Early Education Project was possible because of the support of Premier Park & Play. The playground gives us the highest playground rating through the Department of Early Education and Care's Quality Rating Improvement System and the National Academy for the Education of Young Children."
-Director of Early Education.
»Needham, MA: "Thank you SO MUCH for putting together this amazing playground project. It has totally exceeded our expectations and we couldn't thank you enough. Peter and Eddie are such hard workers and really amazing at what they do. The playground looks AWESOME and we can't wait to use it for years to come. We are excited to see the finished look with the playground mulch tomorrow. Thank you again."
- Jacie and the Pine Village Team
»Randolph, MA (4 playgrounds): "This is a community wide endeavor that is a model for how community can come together for a common good. I am extremely proud of this community for how these playgrounds were funded, designed and installed. The playground construction was one of the best community building projects I have ever seen."
You can learn more about the project from this newspaper coverage: Randolph Herald (description of design process)
»W. Newton, MA: "Mr. Knotts has been a pleasure to work with, reliable, thorough, creative and understanding of the difficulties of fundraising for such a process. He has a wonderful knowledge of his product, a creative type and a natural understanding of the things that excite a preschooler."
»Greenwich, CT: "The Family Center in Greenwich Connecticut just completed a major renovation of their antiquated playground. The staff sought out a variety of activities to create a magical play environment. Included in their wish list were musical instruments from Free Notes Harmony Park. The staff said 'the sound is so pleasant and pure...we are are so happy with the tunded drum and imbarima'."
»Shelton, CT: "Thanks so much for all your patience and understanding. I really appreciate all you have done to help get a playground for Sunnyside School. We could not have done this without you."
»Naugatuck, CT ( a project that never got off the ground): "Our committee has since disbanded, all monies raised will follow the students that raised most of it. We will using funds raised to help maintain and upgrade that facially as needed. Your knowledge and professionalism with your product far exceeded all other vendors that we communicated with; as our needs for repair or replacement items are needed you will be our first call."
»Seymour, CT: "Doug was a huge help in the many months of designing and planning of our park as well as the two phases over a one year period it took to build it. We, as a committee with the help of Premier Park & Play, were able to turn a run down park into a park our town and children value."
»Killingly, CT: "The Land of Ah's is a beautiful facility. I had a great time working with you."
»Goffstown, NH: "The playground has been constructed and it looks great."
- Villa Augustina School
»Atkinson, NH: "Your company and staff have been a great 'find' for the town."
»Hudson, NH: "The kids are already enjoying the playgrounds. It was a pleasure doing business with you."
»Merrimack, NH: "Everything took place according to the timeline Doug had prepared. We look forward to many years of happy children and safe playtime to come! Thank you for a job well done!"
»Goffstown, NH: "Throughout the process Doug was highly accessible to us, resolved minor issues as they occurred and met our timelines. Once the project was completed he visited our playground to ensure it met specifications. We are quite happy with our finished playground, which is attractive, safe and great fun for our students. I am pleased to write this letter of support for Doug Knotts of Premier Park & Play based upon the quality of the product, the professional service and the commendable support."
»Rockport, ME: "When it came time for our school to select a company to design and build a new playground to compliment our new school, Premier Park and Play rose to the top of the list. We found Premier Park and Play representative, Doug Knotts, to be professional, knowledgeable and incredibly easy to work with from the first meeting where we discussed our needs, to the final completion of the playground project. Both students and parents were involved in the design of the playground during the "design the playground day" facilitated by Doug. During the two days of the playground construction in the summer, everything ran very smoothly due to the careful planning and experience of the playground builders and Doug. The many parents volunteers involved in the construction of the playground commented on how they enjoyed working with the builders. Our K-4 elementary students love the playground. I highly recommend for any school considering to replace or add on a playground to consider contacting Premier Park and Play."
»North Haven, ME: "I highly recommend Premier Park & Play. Doug's considerate manner, attention to details on behalf of the customer and overall work ethic exceed the norm. He is honest, patient and very dedicated to his customer and stands behind his product."
»Westfield, MA: "The City of Westfield worked with Mr. Knotts last year on an installation project of a playscape at Whitney Playground in our community. The City was pleased with the service and quality of product we received from Premier Park & Play and their staff."