There are plans for new teen spaces to be set up across across the city.
It comes as a survey found Dublin teenagers feel excluded from public places and just want somewhere to hang out.
South Dublin County Council asked about 500 young adults -- with 90% saying they wanted space to sit and chat, rather than more sports facilities.
The council now plans to allocate €500,000 to set up teen spaces in Lucan, Clondalkin, Rathfarnham and Tallaght.
Independent Councillor Liona O'Toole from Lucan says building playgrounds is positive, but councils need to follow through as kids grow up:
"I would have been aware going back many years ago that at some stage we would have such an explosion of teenagers in the area"
"I've seen it from my time in primary schools that the population of young kids was so big that eventually we'd have them turning into teenagers."