Downtown Alleys Spotlight

The Rocky Mountain region’s most celebrated alleyway network is just steps away! In 2004, Downtown’s historic alleyways were identified as areas of untapped potential for programming, enhanced pedestrian connections, and dynamic art installations. Over a decade later, the enhanced alleyways are bustling with activity and inspiring communities near and far to pursue their own renovation projects. From an interactive wall mural that comes to life and moves at night, to a state-of-the-art cable art installation, make sure to check out these downtown hidden treasures!

Trimble Court

Completed 2006

Downtown’s original renovated alleyway connects Old Town Square with the district’s main shopping corridor and encourages non-traditional pedestrian connections amongst beautiful public art and gorgeous flowers. 

Tenney Court

Completed 2006

Multiple murals cover the wall of this alley that was completed in 2006. Tenney Court was named after Rollin Tenney who was a water engineer in Fort Collins in the early 1900s.

Old Firehouse Alley West

Completed 2010

Old Firehouse Alley runs behind the historic Old Firehouse building and connects Pine Street to Linden Street. 

Montezuma Fuller Alley

Completed 2010

Montezuma Fuller alley was one of the first two alleys designed for full vehicular access and connects Mountain Ave. to Oak St. with a spur toward Remington St.

Dalzell Alley

Completed 2011

Dalzell alley is the furthest south, reaching from Myrtle St. to Laurel St.

Godinez, Beardmore, Reidhead Alleys

Completed 2018

A unique cable art installation is now displayed in what was once a cramped parking lot. This alleyway connects three busy streets, West Mountain Ave., Mason St. and West Oak St. Improved traffic and pedestrian routes reinvigorated this space and opened the door for new ways to navigate Old Town.

Old Firehouse Alley East & Seckner Alley

Completed 2018

Old Firehouse Alley connects multiple pedestrian areas to some of Downtown’s hidden gems. The alley is home to an interactive wall mural painted by world-renowned Italian muralist, Peeta, and is brought to life through interactive movement-triggered technology. Seckner Alley connects to Walnut St. and is adorned with beautiful hanging flower baskets.

Tenney Court North

Completed 2022

Tenney Court North extends west and north of the original Tenney court and features many elements to make it feel like you’re in the Poudre Canyon as you walk through the alley.

West oak Alley

Completed 2022

West Oak alley runs between Oak St. and Olive St. and is bookended by large fan-like sculptures at the entrances to the alley.

The Downtown Development Authority’s Alley Master Plan is a long term plan to tap into the potential for enhanced pedestrian connections, improved drainage, trash and recycling, and the opportunity to create festive spaces that feature unique lighting, painting, art installations and seating.

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