When we take Bella to the park, we let her run around, leash-less.
We let Bella out into the yard without a tether and no supervision (and no fence).
Yes, we've become "one of those people" I was railing against, all those many months ago.
I won't even try to justify it - but do feel the need to add that we do take a leash with us to the park, practice heal-ing and pick up all her poops.
There. My conscience feels a little lighter.