Parents all over the Capital Region will be rejoicing over this news.

I know in our house with 2 kids, it has been tough finding things for them to do. Now, it will be nice to get them back at the playground to burn off some of that excess energy.

Governor Cuomo announced today the public playgrounds and pools can now reopen, following state guidance. It will be up to local cities and towns when to reopen.

Governor Cuomo also announced today several Upstate New York regions will kick off phase 3 of reopening Friday, with the Capital Region still looking at starting phase 3 next week.