A generally quiet enclave north of the University of Washington, Cowen Park is tacked onto the west end of Ravenna Park, adding grassy play and picnic areas to the ravine that descends toward the southeast. Here you will find a softball field, a few picnic tables and barbecue pits, a play area with swings and climbing bars, and restrooms. Three tennis courts are located just east of the 15th Avenue Bridge. In the summer, Cowen is a popular sunbathing spot.
Excerpt from "Enjoying Seattle's Parks" by Brandt Morgan