Virtual 'community currency' is to be given out to people who visit public parks in Dublin 8.
The 'civic dollars' can be used locally, and are designed to encourage people to get out and about and use green spaces.
As part of this pilot project by Smart D8 and Dublin City Council, people are asked to download an app and log every time they use one of five parks in the Dublin 8 area - St Audoen’s Park, St Patrick’s Park, Weaver Park, Oscar Square in The Liberties, and Grattan Park in Inchicore.
Users of the app will earn rewards for time spent in the park rather than time spent active, meaning those with mobility or health issues can also participate.
The 'community currency' can then be used locally for discounts on the likes of coffees, bike services, and even beekeeping courses.
However, the dollars can also be donated to local community groups and organisations who can then 'redeem' them towards services such as marketing advice or legal / IT consultations.
Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland said she hopes the new scheme will get people using parks more while also helping local businesses and community organisations.
Professor Niall Moyna, Professor of Human Performance at DCU, told Newstalk Breakfast this initiative is an example of authorities "thinking outside the box" to get more people active.
He said: "This put a big smile on my face this morning - I think we're starting to hit the right buttons.
"People know being active is very good for your health, but a lot of people are not engaging in it.
"What really excites me about this is the public involvement - it's to develop an infrastructure that will promote people being physically active in the part, and anything that does that is wonderful."
The pilot scheme will run for five months.
Authorities say the scheme is 'privacy-friendly', as it only uses GPS data once users have opted in and are in the park itself. The data itself is also anonymised.