LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Lafayette Parks and Recreation Director Gerald Boudreaux laid out dim prospects for the future of his department without an increased recreation tax or other new revenue sources.

The Advocate reports ( Boudreaux spoke Monday to a citizen's advisory group formed to review financial challenges facing local government.

Chief among those challenges in recent years has been the Parks and Recreation Department, which is supported by a 1.92-mill property tax that brings in about $2.5 million a year toward a $12.5 million annual parks and recreation budget.

Recreation fees contribute a few million dollars to the revenue stream, but the department depends on subsidies of about $5 million each year from other areas of the budget.

Boudreaux said those subsidies seem to be more threatened each year because of other needs.