For years many in the Persian Community went to Algonkian Regional Park for 13 Bedar, but soon the size of the group outstripped the ability of that park to host the festivities, which is why the event has been moved to Bull Run where the facilities can accommodate this size group. For years to come we anticipate that the 13 Bedar festivities in Northern Virginia will be centered at Bull Run Special Events Center. In Maryland, Black Hills Regional Park also hosts a large 13 Bedar celebration.
Here are some of the comments from people who attended the 13 Bedar festivities at Bull Run in 2012:
"I want to to thank you and your colleagues at the Regional Park Authority of the Northern Virginia for your efforts in making this 13 Bedar a wonderful occasion for my family and thousands of Iranian Americans who celebrated 13th Bedar in Bull Run Park this year. The event was extremely well organized. The employees of the Park were very friendly and helpful. Your preparations and management of the logistics from facilities, tents,first aid crew to games was stellar. The accessibility and efficiency of Parking was great. We also had the good fortune of having a beautiful day.
"On behalf of my group, that included my husband, children and two other families with their children, would like to thank you and your staff for having arranged a well organized place for the last day of our Nowruz celebration. We had ample parking space, beautiful surroundings, appropriate posted signs to make navigation easy and above all, lots of fun. We do appreciate your efforts for making it happen the way it did."