In its last report for this Parliament, the committee makes it clear that it was influenced by a submission from The Parks Alliance, the sector body that was formed to stand up for parks after Horticulture Week's Make Parks a Priority campaign called for the inquiry.
Evidence from last year's State of UK Public Parks report and the National Trust was also considered, after a call for evidence in four areas, one of which was "changes and challenges" affecting local government in 2015.
The Parks Alliance chair Mark Camley said more than half of UK residents visit their local park at least once a month yet parks are facing 45 per cent budget cuts in the next Parliament.
"Parks are on the brink of crisis and action is needed to protect these valuable community assets. The Parks Alliance calls on the committee to pick up its own recommendation and hold an inquiry in the next Parliament."