Wodonga Council has requested patience in the rollout of QR codes at the city's playgrounds as they officially reopen on Friday.
The controversial playground ban in Victoria due to COVID-19 ended at midnight with more than 80 parks including one of the city's most popular at Sumsion Gardens back in action.
Conditions of using playgrounds include only one parent or carer to accompany children who must be aged under 12.
QR code check-ins will also be required to use playgrounds, but in a social media post Wodonga Council said they would be progressively installed.
Wodonga mum Adrianna George and her one-year-old son, Sebastian, welcomed the return of playgrounds.
"We've been going stir crazy inside," she said.
"We've got a five-week-old as well so it's been hard not to be able to get outside.
"To go for a walk and stop at the park gives everyone a break."
But skate parks, basketball rings, dog park and outdoor fitness equipment remain closed until a further easing of restrictions potentially next week.
The glorious start to spring weather-wise will be short-lived with predictions of heavy rain on Friday and Saturday.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast thunderstorms, possibly severe, on Friday afternoon with the potential for up to 35 millimetres.
Further falls of up to 30mm are forecast on Saturday.
Heavy rainfall coincides with Lake Hume edging up to 94.7 per cent capacity and Dartmouth Dam being at 73 per cent capacity.
A top temperature of 24 degrees is forecast on Friday.
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