From the beginning, The Depot has been an important part of the Sacramento community and its economy.
Initially, The Depot – originally located at the old California State Fairgrounds – was used to consolidate, pack and ship war supplies to Army installations on the West coast and in the Pacific theater during World War II. After the war, the mission was expanded to include the repair and maintenance of high-tech military hardware and electronic equipment, and The Sacramento Army Depot was moved to its current location.
At the end of the cold war, the U.S. Army began to reshape itself into a smaller peacetime force. The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission included the Sacramento Army Depot on its closure list in the summer of 1991.
On March 3, 1995, the Depot officially closed. That same day, the City of Sacramento leased approximately 330 acres of the total 485-acre depot to Packard Bell for its world headquarters, an important first step in the revitalization of both the facility and local economy.
On March 10, 2000, U.S. National Leasing LLC, purchased Packard Bell’s rights to The Depot. Today, following a dramatic transformation, Depot Park has entered the 21st century as a state-of-the-art solution for value-conscious tenants needing highly flexible storage, industrial and office space. Since the beginning, Depot Park has continued to expand its park amenities.