Insanity. My dd is 4 and has peed in the park more times then I care to think about. There is a line of shrubs, so common practice at that park is to take them over there to pee. Sorry, I'm usually there with several kids, I'm not going to knock on a stranger's door, and she can't hold it long enough for us to get home. Aside from one vacant lot (that we have used a few times), the rest of the way home is typical subdivision.
I wouldn't even blink at the sight of any kid under the age of 5 peeing in their yard. I think there might have been a more descreet place then a traffic light pole, but I wasn't there, so who knows.
I think I remember the potty story. I'm all for being dedicated to potty training and have taken it in the car, but not at a table.
Absolutely ridiculous! Due to unexpected growth in participation and lack of growth in funds, our little league built the t-ball field as far away from the restrooms as possible because it was the only space available at the ball park. When my son was in t-ball, if one of the boys had to go during a game, they'd be sent to the nearby tree.
I have read online though that the charges/ticket issued in this case have been dropped.