LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Slugger Museum is celebrating its anniversary with 20 trees for 20 years.

Volunteers helped plant trees Wednesday  morning at this vacant lot on South Jackson Street across from Meyzeek Middle School. It's the first step of turning the space into a new park.

Museum officials say the spot is perfect because of how many kids live in the neighborhood.

"We can't wait to return in the spring to see the park that blossoms up all around it," said Anne Jewell, vice president of the museum. "There's going to be walkways and benches. It's going to lead to a splash park and playground back behind it as well."

Museum officials say they chose to build the park in the Smoketown neighborhood because the company that owns Louisville Slugger began there.

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